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What is the meaning of "slate"? The boys and girls with their books and slates go to school. What is "slates" means? Thanks.
Oct 24, 2012 2:34 PM
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A slate in this case is a small chalkboard that you can carry - a little larger than your book. Before paper became so cheap, that is how students wrote their lessons.
October 24, 2012
Wow, that is old school.... yes it is literally slate (ie. the stone), used as a small chalkboard by students to write on. I'm imagining this story is set at least sixty years ago, if not over a hundred.
October 24, 2012
To abuse, To review unsparingly, To bait with dogs, To set on.
October 24, 2012
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