noun, plural quar·ries.
verb (used with object), quar·ried, quar·ry·ing.
Origin of quarry1
Related formsquar·ri·a·ble, quar·ry·a·ble, adjectiveun·quar·ried, adjective
Can be confusedquarry query
Examples from the Web for quarrying
In the work of quarrying the use of the steam drill was then being introduced.Glimpses of the Past|W. O. Raymond
The local industries include the manufacture of rubber goods, brewing, quarrying and iron-founding.
We know almost less about the transportation than the quarrying of obelisks.The New York Obelisk|Charles E. Moldenke
The Chinese knew the richness of the deposit, and exploited its treasures by quarrying from the other side of the hill.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
The kind, happy dnouement is unfortunately absolutely undramatic, which will be our only trouble in quarrying out the play.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson