Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who is engaged in quarrying stones; a quarrier.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who is occupied in quarrying stones.

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

  • A quarry-man, seeing a little boy so engaged, looked with that pitying eye which the benevolent assume when viewing the insane.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • The shank forms a veritable saw, but with two parallel sets of teeth; and it is so strongly made that it may well be compared, the question of size apart, to the great saw of a quarry-man.

    Social Life in the Insect World

  • It was getting too near dark to go by the moor tops, so I made off towards a cottage in the next clough, where an old quarry-man lived, called "Jone o'Twilter's."

    Th' Barrel Organ

  • It had gone down into the deep sands, there to become fossilised -- perhaps after the lapse of many ages to be turned up again by the spade and pick-axe of some wondering quarry-man.

    The Cliff Climbers A Sequel to "The Plant Hunters"

  • The projecting ledges of bluestone that have horizontal seams form half caves from the falling apart of the lower layers of the cliff caused by rain and ice and often aided by the fine roots of the black birch, rock oak, and other plants, until nature has worked long enough as a quarry-man and produced half caves large enough to shelter a stooping man (Figs. 8, 9, and 10).

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  • The projecting ledges of bluestone that have horizontal seams form half caves from the falling apart of the lower layers of the cliff caused by rain and ice and often aided by the fine roots of the black birch, rock oak, and other plants, until nature has worked long enough as a quarry-man and produced half caves large enough to shelter a stooping man (Figs. 8,

    Shelters, Shacks and Shanties

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