Carrara marble has been quarried as far back as Roman times and was used by emperors for massive monuments like the Rome Pantheon.
At Clark's Point a huge rock was quarried, and removed, and the hill excavated to make room for new streets.
The bulk of the quarried stone has the colour and greasy look of raw pork.
Slate is quarried in the vicinity, and there were formerly woollen manufactures.
Fire, chisel, and hammer at work on these three rocks; but, they are all quarried first.
Much of the rock in the Egyptian pyramids was quarried from this formation.
The cell is formed of four quarried blocks, which are laid one over the other.
Rock was quarried and crushed at two different points on the job and trucks and teams were used for hauling.
Here, too, the granite for building the country's defences and docks is quarried.
It is the prevalent formation at both localities, and may be quarried readily at almost any point in the vicinity.
"what is hunted," early 14c., quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from Anglo-French quirreie, Old French cuiriee "the spoil, quarry" (Modern French curée), altered (by influence of Old French cuir "skin," from Latin corium "hide"), from Old French corée "viscera, entrails," from Vulgar Latin *corata "entrails," from Latin cor "heart" (see heart). Sense of "anything chased in hunt" is first recorded 1610s; earlier "bird targeted by a hawk or other raptor" (late 15c.).
"open place where rocks are excavated," c.1400 (mid-13c. as a place name), from Medieval Latin quareia, dissimilated from quarreria (mid-13c.), literally "place where stones are squared," from Latin quadrare "to square" (see quadrant).
1774, from quarry (n.2). Related: Quarried; quarrying.