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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

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

I look like a quarry someone has dynamited.
Charles Bronson

The good historian is like the giant of the fairy tale. He knows that wherever he catches the scent of human flesh, there his quarry lies.
Marc Bloch

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

But I think the real tension lies in the relationship between what you might call the pursuer and his quarry, whether it's the writer or the spy.
John le Carre
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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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