from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slave compelled to work in a quarry.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Rachel was a quarry-slave, a member of the lowest rank in the Egyptian scale of classes.
"It was a quarry-slave, a maiden and of gentle blood among the nobility of Israel.
I'm going to the mountains, NOT like the quarry-slave at night, but like a conquering hero; and I shall have all the mountaineers at my feet, overwhelming me with their devoted attentions. "