Origin of quarry1
OTHER WORDS FROM quarryquar·ri·a·ble, quar·ry·a·ble, adjectiveun·quar·ried, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quarryquarry , query
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How to use quarry in a sentence
A family of spiders can catch prey many times their own weight by hitching silk lines to their quarry and hoisting the meaty prize up into the air.How a tiny spider uses silk to lift prey 50 times its own weight|Susan Milius|February 3, 2021|Science News
I eventually found my quarry—found myself stumbling around inside it, giggling and gleefully swearing, neck craned—a few hours before sunset.On Sleeping in the Largest Organism on Earth|Leath Tonino|November 19, 2020|Outside Online
Carrara marble has been quarried as far back as Roman times and was used by emperors for massive monuments like the Rome Pantheon.Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches|Tom Kington|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The better houses are built either of a fine blue stone, quarried on the beach of Victoria, or of brick.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
All are quarried out upon a superlative scale of magnitude, and every one of them is a marvel.
He looks as solid as though th' columns iv th' building was quarried out iv him.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
At one place it comes through a deep break in the solid rock, which seems as if it must originally have been quarried.
Its quarried stones are still visible beneath the later brick arches in the vicinity of S. Giorgio in Velabro.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber