quarrier

[kwawr-ee-er, kwor-]

Origin of quarrier

1325–75; Middle English quaryer, quarriour < Old French quarrier, equivalent to *quarre quarry1 + -ier -ier2
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Historical Examples of quarrier

  • Mr. Quarrier dislikes that sort of thing—but of course he'll take it well.

    The Fighting Chance

    Robert W. Chambers

  • She had wished him to observe the brilliancy of Mr. Quarrier's game.

    The Fighting Chance

    Robert W. Chambers

  • All of which demonstration was bitterly offensive to Quarrier.

    The Fighting Chance

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Instinctively she moved a step forward for a glimpse of Quarrier's face.

    The Fighting Chance

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Even her engagement to Quarrier added a tinge of malice to his interest.

    The Fighting Chance

    Robert W. Chambers


British Dictionary definitions for quarrier

quarrier

noun
  1. another word for quarryman
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