quarry


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Synonyms for quarry

Synonyms for quarry

a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence

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a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

animal hunted or caught for food

extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

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References in classic literature ?
It was in the quarry alone that he could effect this object, without ascending to the summit of the mountain.
Strickland was the most harmless of all the lion-hunters that pursue their quarry from the rarefied heights of Hampstead to the nethermost studios of Cheyne Walk.
So his quarry had already passed on his return along the trail.
D'Artagnan, on his part, had nothing to do but to ride straight on, concealed by the sloping shore; so that he would cut his quarry off the road when he came up with him.
As the hawk darts down upon its quarry, so sped the four dogs at the yeomen; but when the four men saw the hounds so coming, all with one accord, saving only Will Scarlet, drew each man his goose feather to his ear and let fly his shaft.
Down to Cookham, past the Quarry Woods and the meadows, is a lovely reach.
Ghak said they never failed to hunt down their quarry until they had captured it or themselves been turned back by a superior force.
However, the matter was taken out of my hands presently when Raja raised his head and caught sight of his quarry.
It sent him into the trees again--into the lower terrace where he could watch the ground below and catch with ears and nose the first intimation of actual contact with his quarry.
No more did Numa roar forth a rumbling challenge to the world but rather he moved silent and grim, stepping softly that no cracking twig might betray his presence to the keen-eared quarry he sought.
Scarce had the body touched the pavement when the Gatholian was upon the back of the dead warrior's mount, and galloping swiftly down the avenue after the diminishing figures of Tara and her abductor, the sounds of the fight waning in the distance as he pursued his quarry along the avenue that passes the palace of O-Tar and leads to The Gate of Enemies.
He saw the haste with which a half dozen of the warriors leaped down the companionway and heard their savage shouts as they pursued their quarry within the bowels of the ship.
Carefully I crept forward toward my unsuspecting quarry, coming undetected to the concealment of a bush not more than twenty feet from him.
The maddened horde within the cafe were now rushing out in pursuit of their quarry.
Daylight was made to feel that she suspected him, and he, remembering that he had seen a big rock quarry near Blair Park, stated offhand that he was thinking of buying it.