Definition of Quarrying in English :

Define Quarrying in English

Quarrying meaning in English

Meaning of Quarrying in English

Pronunciation of Quarrying in English

Quarrying pronunciation in English

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1. quarrying

the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry

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the extracting of stone from a quarry
Farming, quarrying and other local industries have declined.

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n. pl. quar·ries
1. An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
2. A rich or productive source: found the book an indispensable quarry of information.
tr.v. quar·ried, quar·ry·ing, quar·ries
1. To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
2. To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching: finally quarried out the genealogy from hundreds of sources.
3. To use (land) as a quarry.

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