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Definition of quarry:

  1. A heap of game killed.
  2. A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
  3. A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine ( a).
  4. Quadrate; square.
  5. Same as 1st Quarrel.
  6. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
  7. To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.
  8. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.


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