quarrying

[ US /ˈkwɔɹiɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /kwˈɒɹɪɪŋ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
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How To Use quarrying In A Sentence

  • Extensive quarrying in Byzantine times has removed all evidence of earlier levels here, but topographically a main entrance into the temenos on Temple Hill in antiquity on this side makes the most sense.
  • Many stonecutters did smithing work in the winter when quarrying was not done.
  • The area also yielded further evidence for quarrying: trenches cut in the limestone to separate the blocks to be extracted laterally, and half-finished prefabricates (Halbfabrikaten) of sarcophagus lids and coffins. Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Suburban Survey Report 2
  • In addition to its maritime trade and ship-building, the population is chiefly engaged in manufactures of steel, glass, delph, majolica, and in the quarrying of lignite and marble. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
  • Among Kangaroo Island's earliest industries, apart from the whaling and sealing, were shipbuilding, salt harvesting, quarrying and the production of eucalyptus oil.
  • The funding was a result of a Government tax levied on every tonne of stone aggregate extracted from quarrying.
  • This structure has been partly destroyed by quarrying and the remains are only a few feet high. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland
  • Although badly mutilated by quarrying, some of the defences can still be traced, especially on the north and north-west sides.
  • Includes Quarrying, Tyre, Brake and Road Surface Wear.
  • Her home, a bungalow which serves as a gatehouse to the village of Lingerbay, would end up on the lip of the two kilometre-long sea loch which would be left behind if quarrying on the scale proposed goes ahead.
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