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Definition of Quarry

Quarry

  1. Same as 1st Quarrel.
  2. Quadrate; square.
  3. A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
  4. A heap of game killed.
  5. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
  6. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
  7. A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).
  8. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

Quarry Quotations

Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
Samuel Butler

From the top of the quarry cliffs, one could see the New Jersey suburbs bordered by the New York City skyline.
Robert Smithson

I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited.
Charles Bronson

I am not 'in pursuit of truth.' It is not my 'quarry.' I am of my human nature a thinker, and conscious of need, responsibility of thinking-speaking with truth. I do not go about hunting 'truths.'
Laura Riding

My father is actually a quarry man - he deals in stone. He also at one point had a lot of sheep, he owned a sheep farm, but primarily the family business was in stone.
P. J. Harvey
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Quarry Translations

quarry in Italian is cava di pietra
quarry in Norwegian is jaktbytte, bryte stein, steinbrudd
quarry in Spanish is cantera
quarry in Swedish is byte, stenbrott
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