Quar"ry (?), n. [OE. quarre, OF. quarr'e square, F. carr'e, from L. quadratus square, quadrate, quadratum a square. See Quadrate, and cf. Quarrel an arrow.]

Same as 1st Quarrel.

[Obs.]

Fairfax.

 

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Quar"ry, a. [OF. quarr'e.]

Quadrate; square.

[Obs.]

 

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Quar"ry, n.; pl. Quarries (#). [OE. querre, OF. cuiri'ee, F. cur'ee, fr. cuir hide, leather, fr. L. corium; the quarry given to the dogs being wrapped in the akin of the beast. See Cuirass.]

1. (a)

A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

(b)

A heap of game killed.

2.

The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.

"The stone-dead quarry."

Spenser.

The wily quarry shunned the shock. Sir W. Scott.

 

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Quar"ry, v. i.

To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

L'Estrange.

 

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Quar"ry, n. [OE. quarrere, OF. quariere, F. carriere, LL. quadraria a quarry, whence squared (quadrati) stones are dug, fr. quadratus square. See Quadrate.]

A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).

 

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Quar"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quarried (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quarrying.]

To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

 

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