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{adj: living} (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried
"carved into the living stone";

{n: Saint Cloud, St. Cloud} a town in central Minnesota on the Mississippi River; granite quarries

{n: breaker, ledgeman} a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone

{n: chalkpit, chalk pit} a quarry for chalk

{n: delf} an excavation; usually a quarry or mine

{n: excavator} a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying

{n: gravel pit} a quarry for gravel

{n: pit, quarry, stone pit} a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
"a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

{n: prey, quarry, target, fair game} a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
"he fell prey to muggers"
"everyone was fair game"
"the target of a manhunt"

{n: prey, quarry} animal hunted or caught for food

{n: quarrying} the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

{n: quarryman, quarrier} a man who works in a quarry

{n: rock, stone} material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
"that mountain is solid rock"
"stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"

{n: working, workings} a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked

{v: haul} transport in a vehicle
"haul stones from the quarry in a truck"
"haul vegetables to the market"

{v: quarry} extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
"quarry marble"

{v: still-hunt, ambush} hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing


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