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quarry1

quar·ry1

quarry1

 
 
pronunciation:
kwaw ri [or] kwa ri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive 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.
Work in the quarry had ceased long ago, and its huge expanse had filled with water from rain and underground springs.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: quarried, quarries, quarrying
definition 1: to take, blast, or cut (stone, marble, or the like) from or as if from a quarry.
definition 2: to excavate for use as a quarry.
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derivation: quarriable (adj.)
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  rock, stone