From quarreria (1266), literally a "place where stones are squared", from (etyl) quadrare "to square", itself from quadra 'a square'
A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.
- ''Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara
- There was a good quarry of limestone on the farm
To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
(figuratively) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
- ''Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara.
- ''They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri.
* (obtain stone by extraction) mine
* (extract by search) dig (up)
* quarrying (noun)
From quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from (etyl) quirreie, from (etyl) cuiriee, altered (influenced by (etyl) cuir "skin," from (etyl) corium "hide"), from "viscera, entrails," from corata "entrails," from (etyl) cor "heart."
An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds.
An object of search or pursuit.
* ''A US State Department website advertised a reward of up to $1m (£500,000) for the capture of its quarry , who was described as 5ft 11in (180cm) tall, with a pale complexion, "a moustache and a long, heavy beard that is starting to grey". -
BBC News website, 27 April 2007
An alteration of quarrel
A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone