Definition of Quarrying

1. Noun. The extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry.

Generic synonyms: Production
Examples of category: Quarry
Derivative terms: Quarry



Definition of Quarrying

1. Verb. (present participle of quarry) ¹

2. Noun. A small piece of stone chipped off any stone found in a quarry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quarrying

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quarrying

quarrelsomeness
quarriable
quarried
quarrier
quarriers
quarries
quarrion
quarrions
quarrons
quarronses
quarry
quarry-faced
quarry light
quarry tile
quarry water
quarrying (current term)
quarryings
quarrylike
quarryman
quarrymen
quart
quart-pot
quart-pots
quartal
quartan
quartan fever
quartan malaria
quartan parasite
quartane
quartans

Literary usage of Quarrying

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1. Cements, Limes, and Plasters: Their Materials, Manufacture, and Properties by Edwin Clarence Eckel (1922)
"It will be convenient to divide this subject, according to classes of raw material and methods employed into (1) quarrying for limestone or cement rock; ..."

2. Materials of Construction: Their Manufacture, Properties, and Uses by Adelbert Philo Mills (1915)
"Methods of quarrying. After the exposure of rock by the stripping of the surface soil the quarrying is done by hand tools, by machine tools, ..."

3. The Resources of California by John Shertzer Hittell (1867)
"Sometimes the gold from the lode penetrates a little way into the foot-wall, and in that case the quarrying must extend beyond the vein-stone. ..."

4. Materials of Construction by Harry E. Pulver (1922)
"Machine Methods of quarrying.—Machine methods include the use of machines ... Explosives Used in quarrying.—Explosives may be used instead of plugs and ..."

5. Rock Excavation: Methods and Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1904)
"An effective way of making "boulders" is by large chamber blasting, where the amount of stone required warrants quarrying on such a ..."

6. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"quarrying, Crushing and Screening Broken Stone In Breaking Field Stone preparatory to ... In quarrying Ledge Stone, HAND DRILLING is slow and somewhat more ..."

7. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"quarrying, Crushing and Screening Broken Stone In Breaking Field Stone preparatory In ... In quarrying Ledge Stone, HAND DRILLING is slow and somewhat more ..."

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