quarrier

NOUN
  1. a man who works in a quarry
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How To Use quarrier In A Sentence

  • Everybody in the parish who was not a boatman was a quarrier, unless he were the gentleman who owned half the property and had been a quarryman, or the other gentleman who owned the other half, and had been to sea. The Hand of Ethelberta
  • When she finally left Quarriers, aged almost 17, she eventually secured a job as a nursing auxiliary with the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow.
  • They were started by chalk quarriers a thousand years ago, and have sheltered citizens and soldiers in hard times ever since.
  • This included over £2,000 on materials, together with the wages of the 450 masons, 375 quarriers, and 1,800 other workmen employed, plus payment of the garrison.
  • At its peak it employed 50 quarriers but it went into decline in the 1940s.
  • On our way back, via the high ridge to the west, through Langton Matravers and Kingston, we began to understand why Thomas Hardy called Swanage a town "where everybody who was not a boatman was a quarrier". Country diary: Isle of Purbeck
  • Both bedding planes and joints are planes of weakness exploited by quarriers, and control the maximum block size that can be obtained from a stratum.
  • Such stones were useless to the early quarriers, although they would often take the specimens home as curiosities.
  • Poet, son of a quarrier at Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, became a surfaceman on the railway. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
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