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  • v. Present participle of quarry.
  • n. A small piece of stone chipped off any stone found in a quarry.

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  • n. the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry


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  • Ancient Egyptian quarrying is seen under its most striking aspect among extensive limestone or sandstone ranges, as at Turra and Silsilis; but the process by which the stone was extracted can nowhere be more distinctly traced than at Assûan.

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  • Large-scale mineral exploitation such as quarrying leaves distinctive scars that, in the case of Earth, would eventually become obscured by overlying strata but would still show up in geological surveys.

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  • The government may instead opt for a more tailored solution where some vulnerable types of mining are excluded, such as quarrying and salt mining, and others are given temporary exclusion and/or substantial new tax breaks.

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  • NSK has introduced a range of sealed-clean spherical roller bearings (SRB) for use in industries such as quarrying and construction, and paper and steel making.

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  • The death rate is higher than the average rate for other dangerous jobs such as quarrying, logging and coal mining.

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  • The problem now, from the herders’ perspective, principally concerns land withdrawals for petroleum exploration, infrastructure development, and related degradation processes such as quarrying for sand and gravel, blowing sand and dust, and off-road vehicle traffic in summer [25].

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  • However, of all the inscriptions that have been discovered, including the "Shiloah Tunnel" inscription that describes the quarrying of the tunnel, not one mentions the name of a king.

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  • Wholesale limestone quarrying immediately west has ruined that end of the ridge but the rest, down towards the villages of Ramshorn and Wootton, is lovely, green hill territory with scattered farms and historic connections.

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  • "He was a graduate from the faculty of commerce, yet in Mubarak's Egypt that meant he could only get a job quarrying rocks for the metro system."

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  • Forest land is economically viable land, safe from quarrying and mining and other forms of farming.

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