Synonyms for quarrying

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Where properly distributed, they may facilitate the quarrying of the stone.

The work of quarrying and removal is done with the utmost care.

In short, they had to invent the art of quarrying and working mines.

Here they remained for a day quarrying pipestone and fashioning pipes.

We know almost less about the transportation than the quarrying of obelisks.

The heavy labor of quarrying, lumbering, and hauling had to be discontinued.

The ore outcrops on the sidehills, and the mining is in the nature of quarrying.

Such a life is very exhilarating, in comparison, for example, with quarrying.

He read the poets as one quarrying marble for architectural designs of his own.

Quarrying for limestone, clay and sandstone is general in most parts.

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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