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quar•ry



Pronunciation: (kwôr'ē, kwor'ē), [key]
n., pl. -ries,
v., -ried, -ry•ing.


n.
1. an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
2. an abundant source or supply.

v.t.
1. to obtain (stone) from or as if from a quarry.
2. to make a quarry in.

quar•ry



Pronunciation: (kwôr'ē, kwor'ē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. an animal or bird hunted or pursued.
2. game, esp. game hunted with hounds or hawks.
3. any object of search, pursuit, or attack.

quar•ry



Pronunciation: (kwôr'ē, kwor'ē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ries.

1. a square stone or tile.
2. quarrel2 (def. 2).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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