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quarry

QUAR'RY, n.

1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]

2. An arrow with a square head. [See Quarrel. Not in use.]

3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. [Perhaps from L. quaero.]

4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

QUAR'RY, n. [I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. L. curro. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb.]

1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coal; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, &c.

2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, v.i. To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. [A low word and not much used.]

QUAR'RY, v.t. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.




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QUAR'RY, n.

1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]

2. An arrow with a square head. [See Quarrel. Not in use.]

3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. [Perhaps from L. quaero.]

4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

QUAR'RY, n. [I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. L. curro. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb.]

1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coal; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, &c.

2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, v.i. To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. [A low word and not much used.]

QUAR'RY, v.t. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.


QUAR'RY, n. [Fr. carrière, formerly Norm. quarrier. I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. The Fr. carriere signifies not only a quarry, but a career, course, race, from the L. curro, which can not be from squaring. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb. Ch. and Eth. כרה, to dig; Ar. كَرَا kara or kwara, to dig, to run violently, to leap. If the sense is from squaring, see Square. See Class Gr, No. 35, 36, 52, 57, 63.]

  1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coals; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, &c.
  2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, n. [Fr. carré, for quarré; Arm. id. See Quarantine.]

  1. A square; as, a quarry of glass. [Not in use.] – Mortimer.
  2. An arrow with a square head. [See Quarrel. Not in use.] – Fairfax.
  3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. [Perhaps from L. quæro, Fr. querir, to seek.]
  4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds. – Encyc.

QUAR'RY, v.i.

To prey upon, as a vultur or harpy. – L'Estrange. [A low word and not much used.]


QUAR'RY, v.t.

To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.


Quar"ry
  1. Same as 1st Quarrel.

    [Obs.] Fairfax.
  2. Quadrate; square.

    [Obs.]
  3. A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

    (b)
  4. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

    L'Estrange.
  5. 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).
  6. To dig or take from a quarry] as, to quarry marble.
  7. 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.

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Quarry

QUAR'RY, noun

1. A square; as a quarry of glass. [Not in use.]

2. An arrow with a square head. [See Quarrel. Not in use.]

3. In falconry, the game which a hawk is pursuing or has killed. [Perhaps from Latin quaero.]

4. Among hunters, a part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

QUAR'RY, noun [I know not whether the original sense of this word was a pit or mine, from digging, or whether the sense was a place for squaring stone. Latin curro. If the sense was a pit, it may be referred to the Heb.]

1. A place, cavern or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated from a large mass of rocks. We generally apply the word mine to the pit from which are taken metals and coal; from quarries are taken stones for building, as marble, freestone, slate, etc.

2. In Paris, the quarries are a vast cavern under the city, several miles in extent.

QUAR'RY, verb intransitive To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. [A low word and not much used.]

QUAR'RY, verb transitive To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

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