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noun quarry pronunciation in British English /ˈkwɒri/
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pluralquarries
  1. 1
    [countable] a place where stone is dug out of the ground. A place where coal or minerals are dug out of the ground is called a mine
    a slate/limestone quarry
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  2. 2
    [singular] formal a person or animal that someone is trying to find or catch
    Wolves often pursue their quarry for up to three miles before attacking them.

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