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Noun: quarrying  kwor-ee-ing or kwór-ee-ing [N. Amer], kwó-ree-ing [Brit]
  1. The extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
Verb: quarry  kwor-ee or kwór-ee [N. Amer], kwó-ree [Brit]
  1. (quarrying) extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
    "quarry marble"

Derived forms: quarryings

Type of: exploit, production, tap

Encyclopedia: Quarrying

Quarry, Oxford