quarry

[ kwawr-ee, kwor-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF quarry

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And they came like the wind, yelling at the sight of their quarry.

Tse-tse, who trusted me to keep the scent, was watching ahead for a sight of the quarry.

Wrens and sparrows are not too ignoble a quarry for this villainous gos-hawk!

They had probably divined, too, that the quarry was at bay and was dangerous.

But why should she voluntarily lay-to in the very sight of her quarry?

The rocks of the Jason may be seen in any quarry of Warwickshire sandstone.

At the second course they all scrambled like hounds at the quarry.

No kite ever pursued its quarry with a keener eye than we did.

I said, I begin to perceive a track, and I believe that the quarry will not escape.

Sometimes he saw his quarry, sometimes he was only guided by the beat of the speeding hoofs.

WORD ORIGIN

"what is hunted," early 14c., quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from Anglo-French quirreie, Old French cuiriee "the spoil, quarry" (Modern French curée), altered (by influence of Old French cuir "skin," from Latin corium "hide"), from Old French corée "viscera, entrails," from Vulgar Latin *corata "entrails," from Latin cor "heart" (see heart). Sense of "anything chased in hunt" is first recorded 1610s; earlier "bird targeted by a hawk or other raptor" (late 15c.).

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verbdelve into; hollow out
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