Definitions

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  • n. Somebody who works in a quarry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A worker in a stone quarry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who works in a quarry; a quarryman.
  • n. A wax candle, consisting of a square lump of wax with a wick in the center. Also called quarion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who works in a quarry

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Examples

  • On our way back, via the high ridge to the west, through Langton Matravers and Kingston, we began to understand why Thomas Hardy called Swanage a town "where everybody who was not a boatman was a quarrier".

    Country diary: Isle of Purbeck

  • Granite quarrier and headstone maker Rock of Ages surged 75 cents, or 22%, to 4.12, after privately held Swenson Granite proposed buying out the Graniteville, Vt., company in a deal that values the company at $32.5 million.

    Energy, Travel Stocks Propel Small-Caps

  • The stone quarrier, which supplies construction and infrastructure projects, raised about $452.6 million in a follow-on share offering.

    Alcoa Falls, but Vulcan Materials Gains

  • In 1894, Ohio quarrier and labor advocate Jacob Coxey organized a march on Washington, demanding federal intervention in this latest crisis.

    Booms and Busts

  • What it's about: "Owen Meany, the only son of a New Hampshire granite quarrier, believes he is God's instrument; he is."

    A Desperate Cry For Help or, Your Host Asks for Book Recommendations

  • This operation was chiefly performed by John Watt — a strong, active quarrier by profession, — who was a perfect character in his way, and extremely zealous in his department.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • Everybody in the parish who was not a boatman was a quarrier, unless he were the gentleman who owned half the property and had been a quarryman, or the other gentleman who owned the other half, and had been to sea.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • This operation was chiefly performed by John Watt -- a strong, active quarrier by profession, -- who was a perfect character in his way, and extremely zealous in his department.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • In this serpentine occurred veins of soapstone, occasionally of such a thickness as to be itself the object of the quarrier: it was used in the making of porcelain; and small quantities were in request for other purposes.

    Salted with Fire

  • Poet, son of a quarrier at Kirkconnel, Dumfriesshire, became a surfaceman on the railway.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

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