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quarry1

quar·ry1

quarry1

 
 
pronunciation:
kwaw ri [or] kwa ri
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: quarries
definition: a large open hole or pit dug for mining stone, marble, gravel, or the like.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: quarried, quarries, quarrying
definition: to take, blast, or cut (stone, marble, or the like) from or as if from a quarry.
derivation: quarriable (adj.)
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  rock, stone