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noun as in mining

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The British empire gives occupation to more than one-third of the persons employed in mining and quarrying in the world.

Some men quarrying for stone struck upon it and thus the long-lost site of the town was found.

In this latter capacity he acquired the skill in quarrying, on which his fame chiefly rests.

This formation was first noticed by the officers of the garrison, who directed the quarrying of stone at this spot.

The industries include paper-making, dyeing and sandstone quarrying, but limestone and coal have also been worked.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quarrying, such as: drilling, boring, burrowing, digging, null, and pitting.

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