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quarrying, open, or surface, excavation of rock used for various purposes, including construction, ornamentation, road building, and as an industrial raw material. Rock that has been quarried is commonly called stone. Quarrying methods depend chiefly on the desired size and shape of the stone and its physical characteristics. For industrial use (e.g., limestone for preparing cement), as the aggregate in concrete, or for road beds, the rock is shattered. Explosives are detonated in a series of holes drilled in the rock in a pattern designed to yield the greatest amount of fracturing. The rock fragments may be further reduced in crushing machines and sorted according to size by screening. For building stone, rocks that do not shatter are separated by blasting; for softer rocks or when explosives cannot be used (e.g., because they would disturb adjacent workings), a process known as broaching, or channeling, is used. In this process a line of holes is drilled perpendicular to the joints or cleavage planes of a formation; wedges are inserted into the holes and hammered until the stone splits off. This method was probably used in ancient times, notably by the Incas and the Egyptians. Much quarrying of ornamental stone today is done by using pneumatically operated channelers. After the vertical cuts have been made, gadding machines (working on the same principle) are used to make horizontal cuts. Wedges are then used to split off the long blocks, which are subdivided and removed. Wire saws are also used; these consist of several pulleys over which passes an endless steel wire. Holes are drilled in the rock, each hole being made large enough to accommodate a pulley and the shaft to which it is attached. The wire, extending from one pulley to another, presses down against the rock between them. As the cut is deepened by the constantly moving wire the pulleys are continuously lowered into the holes.

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540. Quarry

  1. Cerynean stag captured by Hercules as third Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  2. Cretan bull savage bull caught by Hercules as seventh Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  3. Erymanthian boar Hercules fourth Labor: to take this ravaging beast alive. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  4. fetching Cerberus Hercules twelfth Labor: capture the Hadean watchdog. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 150]
  5. Moby Dick pursued by Ahab and crew of Pequod. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick ]
  6. Nemean lion awesome beast strangled by Hercules as first Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 148]
  7. Old Ben great bear; subject of annual quest by mature men. [Am. Lit.: The Bear in Six Modern Short Novels ]
  8. oxen of Geryon captured after tremendous obstacles overcome; Hercules tenth Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  9. snark elusive imaginary animal. [Br. Lit.: The Hunting of the Snark ]
  10. Wolfman metamorphosed man hunted down by armed men as wild beast. [Am. Lit.: Wolfman ]

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quar·ry1 / ˈkwôrē; ˈkwä-/ • n. (pl. -ries) a place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted. • v. (-ries, -ried) [tr.] extract (stone or other materials) from a quarry. ∎  cut into (rock or ground) to obtain stone or other materials. quar·ry2 • n. (pl. -ries) an animal pursued by a hunter, hound, predatory mammal, or bird of prey. ∎  a thing or person that is chased or sought: the security police crossed the border in pursuit of their quarry. quar·ry3 • n. (pl. -ries) 1. (also quar·rel) a diamond-shaped pane of glass as used in lattice windows. 2. (also quarry tile) an unglazed floor tile.

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quarry1 parts of a deer placed on the hide and given to the hounds; collection of deer killed XIV; animal hunted or hawked at XV. ME. quirre, querre — AN. *quire, *quere, OF. cuiree (mod. curée), alt., by crossing with cuir leather and curer cleanse, spec. disembowel (:- L. curāre CURE), of couree :- Rom. *corāta entrails, f. cor HEART; see -Y5.

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quarry an animal which is being hunted. Originally, the term denoted the parts of a deer that were placed on the hide and given as a reward to the hounds; the word comes (in Middle English) from Old French cuiree, an alteration, influenced by cuir ‘leather’ and curer ‘clean, disembowel’, of couree, based on Latin cor ‘heart’.

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quarry3 square tile, etc. XVI; †square-headed arrow: pane of glass XVII. alt. of QUARREL1, prob. after †quarry square (XIII–XVII) — OF. quarré (mod. carré):- L. quadrātus QUADRAT.

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quarry2 open-air excavation from which stone is obtained. XV. — medL. quarreia, shortened var. of quareria = OF. quarriere (mod. carrière). f. *quarre :- L. quadrum square.
Hence vb. XVIII.

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Quarry

a heap of deer killed at a hunt, 1400; a heap of dead men, 1589.

Examples : quarry of the dead, 1603; quarry of piled vanities, 1633.

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quarrying See GLACIAL PLUCKING.

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quarrying See glacial plucking.

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quarryFlorrie, Laurie, lorry, Macquarie, quarry, sorry, whare •Rhodri • Godfrey • hostelry •Coventry • quixotry •cacciatore, Corey, dory, Florey, flory, furore, glory, gory, hoary, hunky-dory, lory, Maury, monsignori, Montessori, multistorey, Pori, Rory, satori, saury, storey, story, Tory, vainglory •Aubrey • aumbry •Audrey, bawdry, tawdry •laundry •gallimaufry, orphrey •palfrey • paltry • outlawry • centaury •clerestory (US clearstory) •understorey •cowrie, kauri, Lowry, Maori •Cowdrey • foundry • Rowntree •ochry (US ochery) • poultry •coxcombry • matsuri • Kirkcudbright •shoetree •Hurri, potpourri •kukri • century • penury • estuary •residuary • augury • mercury

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