quarry

[ UK /kwˈɒɹi/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɔɹi/ ]
VERB
  1. extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
    quarry marble
NOUN
  1. animal hunted or caught for food
  2. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
  3. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    everyone was fair game
    the target of a manhunt
    he fell prey to muggers
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How To Use quarry In A Sentence

  • The film features quarrymen actually employed at Dorothea Quarry at the time of filming, some of whom have been identified and their recollections of the filming noted.
  • The nature reserve is covered with quarry pits, grooves, and mines resulting from Roman and later workings.
  • At Laufen (Oflag VII-C) and later at Eichstätt (Oflag VII-B—close to the limestone quarry where the first archaeopteryx remains had been found), he watched birds that came through the camp wire to breed. A Year on the Wing
  • I say this because in the mid distance is the Swinden Limestone Quarry, and they are removing one hill, and making another with the quarry tailings, and successfully grassing over the spoil and planting trees.
  • He had little trouble hazing his quarry back.
  • Sample sites are located within recent quarry exposures, drainage and road cuttings.
  • Quarry workers digging limestone had found bones that they thought were the remains of a bear. Times, Sunday Times
  • This relates directly to their ancestry; these short-legged hounds were bred to pursue their quarry by scent over considerable distances.
  • Rail chiefs launched an inquiry after two quarry trains were derailed on the same day.
  • Prerequisite: Ranger, Hunter's Quarry class feature, Mark of Finding feat.
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