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  • n. Plural form of quarryman.


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  • In sand or rock, where lightning has struck, it often forms long hollow tubes, known to the calmly discriminating geological intelligence as fulgurites, and looking for all the world like gigantic drills such as quarrymen make for putting in a blast.

    Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

  • The White House Historical Association reports "Black quarrymen, sawyers, brick makers, and carpenters fashioned raw materials into the products used to erect the White House."

    Irene Monroe: Black Gays Invited to White House

  • I scramble to the barracks, peer in at low dank spaces where quarrymen slept and ate, two to a bed and four to a dark, earth-floored room under a poor and leaking roof.

    Country diary

  • The show includes one of the many drawings he made for the "cavatori," or quarrymen, indicating the size of the blocks to be quarried and the name of the person who excavated them.

    The Frugal Genius

  • The answer was presupposed in the nature of the programme prepared for the conference: Robin Okey's lecture on the lessons of Yugoslavia, a lecture by Merfyn Jones on the quarrymen of north Wales and a lecture by Robert Griffiths on S.O. Davies.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • We have never done deals to get the Tories in London and contrary to many Labour smears, we actually voted for Labour in the 70's when we held the balance of power and got compensation for quarrymen on the back of it.

    No to Plaid's peers

  • So while the quarrymen carved away at the heart of the three major religions, Mr. Netanyahu was in far away London.

    Omri Marcus: Benjamin Netanyahu for Dummies

  • The steep paths of the quarrymen zigzag up, or ramp in diagonals across the gloomy, unstable screes that loom everywhere above the town.


  • Unlike medieval castles, built by thousands of stonemasons, quarrymen and laborers, their entire labor force consisted of Peter, Toni, and their two children, Charley and Tara.


  • The quarrymen in white fustian understood practical geology, the laws and accidents of dips, faults, and cleavage, far better than the ways of the world and mammon; the seafaring men in

    The Hand of Ethelberta


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