Quarries



[kwawr-ee, kwor-ee] /ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i/

noun, plural quarries.
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.
verb (used with object), quarried, quarrying.
3.
to obtain (stone) from or as if from a quarry.
4.
to make a quarry in.
[kwawr-ee, kwor-ee] /ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i/
noun, plural quarries.
1.
an animal or bird hunted or pursued.
2.
game, especially game hunted with hounds or hawks.
3.
any object of search, pursuit, or attack.
[kwawr-ee, kwor-ee] /ˈkwɔr i, ˈkwɒr i/
noun, plural quarries.
1.
a square stone or tile.
2.
2 (def 2).
/ˈkwɒrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
an open surface excavation for the extraction of building stone, slate, marble, etc, by drilling, blasting, or cutting
2.
a copious source of something, esp information
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
3.
to extract (stone, slate, etc) from or as if from a quarry
4.
(transitive) to excavate a quarry in
5.
to obtain (something, esp information) diligently and laboriously: he was quarrying away in the reference library
/ˈkwɒrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
an animal, bird, or fish that is hunted, esp by other animals; prey
2.
anything pursued or hunted
/ˈkwɒrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a square or diamond shape
2.
something having this shape
3.
another word for quarrel2
n.

“what is hunted,” early 14c., quirre “entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward,” from Anglo-French quirreie, Old French cuiriee “the spoil, quarry” (Modern French curée), altered (by influence of Old French cuir “skin,” from Latin corium “hide”), from Old French corée “viscera, entrails,” from Vulgar Latin *corata “entrails,” from Latin cor “heart” (see heart). Sense of “anything chased in hunt” is first recorded 1610s; earlier “bird targeted by a hawk or other raptor” (late 15c.).

“open place where rocks are excavated,” c.1400 (mid-13c. as a place name), from Medieval Latin quareia, dissimilated from quarreria (mid-13c.), literally “place where stones are squared,” from Latin quadrare “to square” (see quadrant).
v.

1774, from quarry (n.2). Related: Quarried; quarrying.

(1.) The “Royal Quarries” (not found in Scripture) is the name given to the vast caverns stretching far underneath the northern hill, Bezetha, on which Jerusalem is built. Out of these mammoth caverns stones, a hard lime-stone, have been quarried in ancient times for the buildings in the city, and for the temples of Solomon, Zerubbabel, and Herod. Huge blocks of stone are still found in these caves bearing the marks of pick and chisel. The general appearance of the whole suggests to the explorer the idea that the Phoenician quarrymen have just suspended their work. The supposition that the polished blocks of stone for Solomon’s temple were sent by Hiram from Lebanon or Tyre is not supported by any evidence (comp. 1 Kings 5:8). Hiram sent masons and stone-squarers to Jerusalem to assist Solomon’s workmen in their great undertaking, but did not send stones to Jerusalem, where, indeed, they were not needed, as these royal quarries abundantly testify. (2.) The “quarries” (Heb. pesilim) by Gilgal (Judg. 3:19), from which Ehud turned back for the purpose of carrying out his design to put Eglon king of Moab to death, were probably the “graven images” (as the word is rendered by the LXX. and the Vulgate and in the marg. A.V. and R.V.), or the idol temples the Moabites had erected at Gilgal, where the children of Israel first encamped after crossing the Jordan. The Hebrew word is rendered “graven images” in Deut. 7:25, and is not elsewhere translated “quarries.”

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