Howie doesn't remember any details of his prior life; family; studying for the priest hood, college... a blank slate and he can't find the chalk.
I'm here in one piece, sort of, and you've given me a clean slate to begin act two of my life.
He's got a blank slate for a lifetime of memory.
On a mission to ensure there was a clean slate between his mate and Darkyn, Gabriel waited in the middle of Deidre's old apartment for the Dark One to arrive.
He was tall and clothed in all black, ominous and large against the slate sky.
A flicker of light, and the clothing appeared on a slate grey slab serving as a bench near the door.
Slate is obtained in large quantities from the departments of Maine-ct-Loire (Angers), Ardennes (Fumay) and Mayenne (Renaz).
Goodrich, "On the Fossil Mammalia from the Stonesfield Slate," Quart.
There are two green varieties, called in the trade "sea-green" and "unfading green," the former being used for a cheap roofing slate; and there are purplish varieties.
In 1908 the value of slate produced was $1,710,491 (out of a total production for the United States of $6,316,817).
The dark bituminous layers of clay slate, which occur intercalated among the quartzites, have led, here as elsewhere, to the hope of coming upon a seam of coal, but it is contrary to experience that coal of any value should be found in rocks of that age.
Many of the block mountains of the Great Basin are of complicated internal structure, showing rocks of all ages - slate, limestone, quartzites, granite, multi-coloured volcanic rocks, and large areas of lava overflow.
"Well, then," said the teacher, "you may take your slate and go out behind the schoolhouse for half an hour.
Henry took his slate and went out.
Some people said that they were what Henry Longfellow wrote on his slate that day at school.
As soon as it was read to the school, he rubbed it off the slate, and it was forgotten.
I gave her my braille slate to play with, thinking that the mechanical pricking of holes in the paper would amuse her and rest her mind.
She knew, too, that I sometimes write "letters to blind girls" on the slate; but I didn't suppose that she had any clear idea what a letter was.
When she saw the braille slate and paper, she said, "I will write many letters, and I will thank Santa Claus very much."
In stormy weather they are sometimes of a dark slate-color.