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quarry


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quarried};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Quarrying}.] 
  To  dig  or  take  from  a  quarry;  as  to  quarry  marble. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  n.  [OE.  quarre,  OF  quarr['e]  square,  F. 
  carr['e],  from  L.  quadratus  square,  quadrate,  quadratum  a 
  square.  See  {Quadrate},  and  cf  {Quarrel}  an  arrow.] 
  Same  as  1st  {Quarrel}.  [Obs.]  --Fairfax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  a.  [OF.  quarr['e].] 
  Quadrate;  square.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Quarries}.  [OE.  querre,  OF 
  cuiri['e]e,  F.  cur['e]e,  fr  cuir  hide,  leather,  fr  L. 
  corium;  the  quarry  given  to  the  dogs  being  wrapped  in  the 
  akin  of  the  beast.  See  {Cuirass}.] 
  1. 
  a  A  part  of  the  entrails  of  the  beast  taken  given  to 
  the  hounds. 
  b  A  heap  of  game  killed. 
 
  2.  The  object  of  the  chase;  the  animal  hunted  for  game; 
  especially,  the  game  hunted  with  hawks.  ``The  stone-dead 
  quarry.''  --Spenser. 
 
  The  wily  quarry  shunned  the  shock.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  secure  prey;  to  prey,  as  a  vulture  or  harpy.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quarry  \Quar"ry\,  n.  [OE.  quarrere  OF  quariere  F. 
  carri[`e]re,  LL  quadraria  a  quarry,  whence  squared 
  (quadrati)  stones  are  dug,  fr  quadratus  square.  See 
  {Quadrate}.] 
  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  . 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quarry 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  the  victim  of  ridicule  or  exploitation  by 
  some  hostile  person  or  influence;  "he  fell  prey  to 
  muggers";  "everyone  was  fair  game"  [syn:  {prey},  {target}, 
  {fair  game}] 
  2:  an  open-surface  excavation  for  extracting  stone  or  slate:  "a 
  British  term  for  `quarry'  is  `stone  pit'"  [syn:  {pit},  {stone 
  pit}] 
  3:  animal  hunted  or  caught  for  food  [syn:  {prey}] 
  v  :  extract  (stone,  etc.)  from  or  as  if  from  a  quarry;  "quarry 
  marble" 




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