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 Slate Club (A).Slating (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Slate One (To).
To criticise, expose in print, show up, reprove. A scholastic term. Rebellious and idle boys are slated, that is, their names are set down on a slate to expose their offence, and some punishment is generally awarded.   1
“The journalists there lead each other a dance.
If one man slates’ another for what he has done,
It is pistols for two, and then coffin for one.”
Punch (The Pugnacious Penmen), 1885.

 Slate Club (A).Slating (A). 


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