It was four thirty, and she was slated to leave at five.
A century later there were only six slated houses in the place.
The white-walled houses with their blue-slated roofs, and the numerous trees, give it an attractive appearance.
The houses, mostly white with coloured roofs, are generally built of wood and iron, and have glazed porches, gay with fuchsias and pelargoniums. Government House, grey, stone-built and slated, calls to mind a manse in Shetland or Orkney.