Definitions

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  • n. A man involved in quarrying (mining for stone).

Etymologies

quarry +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The only son of a slate quarryman, he grew up in a tiny Bangor terraced house.

    John Jones obituary

  • My other grandfather, although a natural stone quarryman, also kept beehives.

    Why I'm Planting A Garden

  • The quarryman, her deceased husband, and the builder of this dwelling, had put strong iron bars to all the windows; the front door was remarkably thick.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Having no stableboy or carter or quarryman — her husband had made them do every kind of work — she no longer kept up the garden; she only gathered the few greens and roots that the stony ground allowed to grow self-sown.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • There are quarryman hammers, drilling hammers, check-canceling hammers, bicycle hammers, cattle-stunning hammers, log-stamp hammers and an Asian gong hammer.

    Why Two Museums

  • It was explored 1890'some meters away where the other 40 piece of seuso treasure was probably excavated later, around 1975 by a young quarryman and hobby archeologist who selled his people's heritage for smugglers and who eventually had to pay by his life for this.

    A glimpse of the Sevso Treasure

  • At length, when you were away fighting in distant countries, she decided what she would do, and adopted in secret the baby of a poor quarryman, sending a messenger to tell you that you had a son.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • Chawush (serjeant) Mabrúk Awadh (quarryman); deserted at

    The Land of Midian

  • A small improvised band consisting of askotsobouno bagpipes, a panpipe, a guitar, and a mandolin was winding itself into harmony from different points of the musical compass, and a fine baritone, a quarryman, was inventing a song in honour of the miracle.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Along this production chain comes first the quarryman, followed by the brickmaker, the architect, the builder bricklayer, and the contractor, each of whom is aware of the potentials and limitations of the material and each of whom develops his own skills in order to fully exploit the former or to compensate for the latter.

    Chapter 7

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