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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.]
Noun1.Quarryquarry - a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence; "he fell prey to muggers"; "everyone was fair game"; "the target of a manhunt"
Synonyms: fair game, prey, target
2.quarry - a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
Synonyms: stone pit, pit
3.quarry - animal hunted or caught for food
Synonyms: prey
Verb1.quarry - extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry; "quarry marble"

QUARRY. A place whence stones are dug for the purpose of being employed in building, making roads, and the like.
     2. When a farm is let with an open quarry, the tenant may, when not restrained by his contract, take out the stone, but he has no right to open new quarries. Vide Mines. Waste.

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