Quarry

Definition of Quarry

Quar´ry
n.1.Same as 1st Quarrel.
a.1.Quadrate; square.
n.1.A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
2.The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
The wily quarry shunned the shock.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. i.1.To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
n.1.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).
v. t.1.To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
[imp. & p. p. Quarried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quarrying.]

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