quarry

Definitions:

  • A place, cavern, or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated, as by blasting with gunpowder, from a large mass of rock.
  • To dig or take from a quarry: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="quarry">quarry</internalXref> marble.
  • Square; quadrate.
  • Stout; fat; corpulent.
  • A square or lozenge.
  • A small square or lozenge-shaped pane of glass: same as <internalXref urlencoded="quarrel">quarrel</internalXref>, 1 .
  • A bolt or arrow with a square head: same as <internalXref urlencoded="quarrel">quarrel</internalXref>, 2.
  • To pave with quarries. See <internalXref urlencoded="quarry">quarry</internalXref>, 1 .
  • To prey, as a vulture or harpy.
  • To provide with prey.
  • The refuse parts of an animal slain in the chase, given in the skin to the hounds: as, to make the <em>quarry</em> (to open and skin the animal slain, and give the refuse to the hounds).
  • A beast of the chase when pursued or slain; any creature hunted by men or by beasts or birds of prey, especially after it has been killed.
  • Hunted or slaughtered game, or any object of eager pursuit.
  • Same as 1st <xref urlencoded="quarrel">quarrel</xref>.
  • Quadrate; square.
  • To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
  • None
  • A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
  • A heap of game killed.
  • The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
  • 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 <xref urlencoded="mine">mine</xref> (a).
  • To dig or take from a quarry.
  • A diamond-shaped <xref>tile</xref> or <xref>pane</xref>, notably of <xref>glass</xref> or stone
  • An <xref>animal</xref> which is <xref>hunted</xref>, notably mammal or bird.
  • An object of <xref>search</xref> or <xref>pursuit</xref>.
  • A <xref>site</xref> for <xref>mining</xref> <xref>stone</xref>, <xref>limestone</xref> or <xref>slate</xref>.
  • To <xref>obtain</xref> (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
  • (<xref>transitive</xref>) To <xref>extract</xref> or slowly <xref>obtain</xref> by long, tedious <xref>searching</xref>.
  • extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
  • a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
  • a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
  • animal hunted or caught for food
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