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Quarry

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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, To prey upon, as a vulture or harpy. A low word and not much used.

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

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Entry for 'Quarry'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/q/quarry.html.

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