• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Quarry-water the water contained in the pores of stone while unquarried, or newly quarried, before its evaporation
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. quarriere (Fr. carrière)—Low L. quadraria—L. quadratus, square.


In literature:

But in the newer days of shops the quarry was abandoned and had been gradually filled with stagnant water.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
Their quarry had found safety beyond water, or in a lake, and the muhekuns were on a fresh trail.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
A good comfortable income could be got out of a quarry which prodooced such stuns as the one from which High Rock water flows.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 16, July 16, 1870" by Various
The numerous wind-mills, like children's toys, which were pumping water out of the stone-quarries, whirled and spun busily in the brisk breeze.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
At the bottom of the quarry the water lay fully eight feet deep, owing to the fact that the mine had lain unworked during the war.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
They ate their last remaining pieces of bread, drank from the little pool of water, and were soon ready to start on after their quarry.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
On this, George was asked what ought to be done to clear the quarry of the water.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
This branch projected over a quarry which was filled with water.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
Now, the horned giant was himself a powerful swimmer and quite at home in the water, but in this respect he was no match for his quarry.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Their quarry had obviously not crossed the water.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum

In news:

Fire crews are conducting a water rescue in an old rock quarry in the 4400 block of Montgomery Street, where a man may have plunged nearly 100 feet into the waters below.
Glen Gardner quarry seeks contract for 'uninterruptible water supply '.
Glen Gardner quarry seeks contract for 'uninterruptible water supply'.
Emery Sapp and Sons Inc workers Zach Fraga, left, applies glue to PVC gutter pipe as Rodney Hughes lines up the water drain pipe behind apartments being built at The Pointe at 3500 Rock Quarry Rd.
Terence Lee Reid-Lance, 20, was at the quarry swimming with friends after 9 pm when he disappeared under the water.
Quarries inevitably hit the groundwater table, and pools of water form in the pits.
About two dozen residents met at the fire hall to discuss their concerns about how a proposed quarry in Hamilton Township, just south of the borough, would affect borough roads and water supplies.
Despite a contract to buy water exclusively from the Lamar County Water & Sewer Authority, Vulcan Materials has not used any county water for the past several months at its northeast Lamar quarry site.
DAVID PREWITT NEWS-TOPIC A North Carolina Forest Service helicopter drops water on a blaze near the North 321 Quarry along US 321 north of Lenoir.