Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of quarrier.

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Examples

  • Gourlay's "quarriers" -- as the quarry horses had been named -- came through the town last week-end.

    The House with the Green Shutters

  • Toward dusk the reddish ants, which may be termed quarriers, gave up work, and this was the signal for the workers below to return home.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • In the height of construction, in 1286, the workforce was "546 general labourers... 115 quarriers, 30 blacksmiths, 22 carpenters and 227 stonemasons."

    Men of Harlech by Charlotte Church

  • The quarriers came down the stump pushing the laborers, rather rudely as I thought, out of their way; and then forming in what might be called “light skirmishing order,” they marched to the lower entrance of the town, meeting as they went the column of workers going up to the stump.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • They began as fur traders, cord-wainers, salters and smokers of bacon, went on into glassmaking, became selectmen, builders of tanneries, quarriers of marble.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Him, it came in his mind to build a house for God's service, of most curious worke: the which that it might be done with greater glory and splendor, he caused artificers to be brought from other regions and forraigne kingdomes, and caused dayly to be abundance of all kinde of workmen present: as masons, carpenters, smiths, barrowmen, and quarriers, with others.

    Scottish Cathedrals and Abbeys

  • The tool-marks of the tomb-quarriers should be examined, as they sometimes reveal interesting technical points.

    How to Observe in Archaeology

  • There must be quarriers before there can be architects: the hewers of wood and drawers of water are the basis of all civilization.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • Tools were to be found in plenty that the miners and quarriers and builders of old had used; and at such work the dwarves were still very skilled.

    The Hobbit

  • The face of the hill was all bare of trees, and seemed to be nothing but rock; and jagged and broken as if quarriers had been there cutting and blasting.

    Melbourne House

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