from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hunted animal; prey.
- n. Hunted animals considered as a group; game.
- n. An object of pursuit: The police lost their quarry in the crowd.
- n. An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.
- n. A rich or productive source: found the book an indispensable quarry of information.
- transitive v. To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
- transitive v. To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching: finally quarried out the genealogy from hundreds of sources.
- transitive v. To use (land) as a quarry.
- n. A square or diamond shape.
- n. A pane of glass having this shape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A site for mining stone, limestone or slate.
- v. To obtain (mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
- v. (transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
- n. An animal which is hunted, notably mammal or bird.
- n. An object of search or pursuit.
- n. A diamond-shaped tile or pane, notably of glass or stone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Quadrate; square.
- n. Same as 1st quarrel.
- n. A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.
- n. A heap of game killed.
- n. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.
- n. 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).
- intransitive v. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.
- transitive v. To dig or take from a quarry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Square; quadrate.
- Stout; fat; corpulent.
- n. A square or lozenge.
- n. A small square or lozenge-shaped pane of glass: same as quarrel, 1 .
- n. A bolt or arrow with a square head: same as quarrel, 2.
- To dig or take from a quarry: as, to quarry marble.
- To prey, as a vulture or harpy.
- To provide with prey.
- To pave with quarries. See quarry, 1 .
- n. A place, cavern, or pit where stones are dug from the earth, or separated, as by blasting with gunpowder, from a large mass of rock.
- n. The refuse parts of an animal slain in the chase, given in the skin to the hounds: as, to make the quarry (to open and skin the animal slain, and give the refuse to the hounds).
- n. A beast of the chase when pursued or slain; any creature hunted by men or by beasts or birds of prey, especially after it has been killed.
- n. Hunted or slaughtered game, or any object of eager pursuit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
- n. a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
- n. a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
- n. animal hunted or caught for food
The base of the quarry is the only flat part of the site and this is used for car access and the entrance to the house.
Their quarry is a U.N. aide worker named Marion Dupuis who has suddenly disappeared from her assignment in war-torn Africa.
Hunting, no matter the quarry is what you make it.
You mention you intend to start hunting, but you didn't say whether your quarry is small game or medium game.
IMHO, anyone who cannot get within 300 yds. of their chosen quarry is not a hunter, he is an optimistic artilaryman!
In the afternoon switch your stand to the other side of the valley so that you are covered once again by shadows and darkness and your quarry is in the light with the sun in their eyes.
When I go hunting, harvesting my quarry is just a bonus.
Sparrows were my main quarry at the farm with a single shot Savage .22/.410.
A fossil claw from a sea scorpion, Jaekelopterus rhenaniae, taken out of a German quarry, is much larger than any other found.
An evolutionary arms race between predatory garter snakes and their newt quarry is turning out to be something of an illusion.