What is quarry?

  • (noun): A person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence.
    Synonyms: prey, target, fair game
    See also — Additional definitions below


A quarry is a type of open-pit mine from which rock or minerals are extracted. Quarries are generally used for extracting building materials, such as dimension stone, construction aggregate, riprap, sand, and gravel. They are often collocated with concrete and asphalt plants due to the requirement for large amounts of aggregate in those materials. The word quarry can include underground quarrying for stone, such as Bath stone.

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Some articles on quarry:

Problems - Quarry Swimming
... Though quarry water is often very clear, submerged quarry stones and abandoned equipment make diving into these quarries extremely dangerous ...
List Of Local Nature Reserves In England - Q
... Quarry Lane Quarry Moor – Harrogate, North YorKs Quarry Wood – Stockton-on-Tees Quedgeley Arboretum Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Queens Jubilee Nature Trail Queendown Warren Queen's Wood ...
Statham's Quarry
... Statham's Quarry (also known as Darling Range Quarry, and then Perth City Council's Darling Range Quarry after 1920) is the site of a quarry on the Darling Scarp on the southern side of the entrance of the Helena ...
Lehigh Permanente Quarry - Pollution - Selenium Discharges Into Permanente Creek
... Groundwater fills the current quarry and is pumped into Permanente Creek ... Selenium pollution in the creek downstream from the quarry ranged from 13 to 81 micrograms/liter (μg/L) ... A North Quarry water sample in January 2010 had a dissolved selenium concentration of 82 μg/L, indicating that the quarry is the source of the selenium pollution ...
Lower Quarry Cascade
... Lower Quarry Cascade is a 4 metre high complex ribbon cascade found on private property, (private without permission to access), in Burlington, Ontario, Canada ... Both Lower and Middle Quarry Cascade are based in Burlington right near the Hamilton/ Burlington city boundary line ... Their watersource, Grindstone Creek and Upper Quarry Cascade are both based in Hamilton ...

More definitions of "quarry":

  • (verb): Extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry.
    Example: "Quarry marble"
  • (noun): A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate.
    Example: "A British term for 'quarry' is 'stone pit'"
    Synonyms: pit, stone pit
  • (noun): Animal hunted or caught for food.
    Synonyms: prey

Famous quotes containing the word quarry:

    This quarry cries on havoc. O proud Death,
    What feast is toward in thine eternal cell,
    That thou so many princes at a shot
    So bloodily hast struck?
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Come see the north wind’s masonry.
    Out of an unseen quarry evermore
    Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer
    Curves his white bastions with projected roof
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)