quarrying

meaning: the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry (noun)

example:The quarrying should take less then five years.




quarry

meaning: animal hunted or caught for food (noun)

synonyms:prey,


meaning: a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate (noun)

example:a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

synonyms:pit, stone pit,


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

synonyms:prey,


meaning: extract something, for example stones, from or as if from a quarry (verb)

example:I like to quarry marble in my spare time.