Quarry

Noun

  • A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.

    "Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara"

  • An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
  • An object of search or pursuit.
  • A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds.
  • A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone.

Verb

  • To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
  • (figuratively, transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.

    "They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri."

  • (transitive) To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.

    "Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara."

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