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quarry in Industry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishquarryquar‧ry1 /ˈkwɒri $ ˈkwɔː-, ˈkwɑː-/ noun (plural quarries)  1 TI[countable] a place where large amounts of stone or sand are dug out of the ground a slate quarry2 [singular]DSO the person or animal that you are hunting or chasing Briefly, the hunter and his quarry glared at each other.
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quarryMaggie likes to walk in the Red Deeps, a forested abandoned quarry, and Phillip Wakem encounters her there one afternoon.The hunter closed in on his quarry.Carrara's alps of marble could not match the limestone quarries near Wenlock Edge for sheer potential.The alternatives were either to make a massive quarry or to mine into the fell.It did so by contrasting the answers from two workers who were busily wielding sledgehammers in a rock quarry.After that, I just stayed out at the quarries.He'd spent days up on the cliff behind the quarry, watching them take off.There was a truck parked in front of the quarry.