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synonyms for quarrying

  • drilling
  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
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How to use quarrying in a sentence

The British empire gives occupation to more than one-third of the persons employed in mining and quarrying in the world.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
Some men quarrying for stone struck upon it and thus the long-lost site of the town was found.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
In this latter capacity he acquired the skill in quarrying, on which his fame chiefly rests.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 218, DECEMBER 31, 1853VARIOUS
This formation was first noticed by the officers of the garrison, who directed the quarrying of stone at this spot.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
The industries include paper-making, dyeing and sandstone quarrying, but limestone and coal have also been worked.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 5VARIOUS
In one instance I saw the husband quarrying stones, and the wife and children dragging them along in an old cart to the building.
LEADING ARTICLES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTSHUGH MILLER
He was distinguished for his extensive scientific and practical knowledge of metalliferous mining and stone quarrying.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Many of these are of vast extent, and were doubtless formed by quarrying the rocks and mountains for building materials.
ANECDOTES OF PAINTERS, ENGRAVERS, SCULPTORS AND ARCHITECTS AND CURIOSITIES OF ART (VOL. 3 OF 3)S. SPOONER
In the early days of coal-mining, open working, or quarrying from Methods of working.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 5VARIOUS
But the officer persisted; he was sent up and reported to the deputy warden, who set him to quarrying rock.
THE TWIN HELLSJOHN N. REYNOLDS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUARRYING

  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • drilling
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.