quar·​ry·​ing | \ ˈkwȯr-ē-iŋ How to pronounce quarrying (audio) , ˈkwär- \

Definition of quarrying

: the business, occupation, or act of extracting useful material (such as building stone) from quarries

Examples of quarrying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Exhibits, photos and a video presentation provide an informative look into the quarrying and manufacturing processes. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 In fourth quarter 2021, West Virginia GDP for all industries combined was $72.85 billion, with mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction accounting for 17.7%. Andrew Depietro, Forbes, 19 May 2022 West Virginia’s mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industry has always been a strong contributor to the state’s overall GDP. Andrew Depietro, Forbes, 19 May 2022 In Jerusalem, millennia of quarrying and destruction have left behind tons of small chips. Andrew Lawler, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2022 Early in the Roman period, the region was the site of gravel quarrying, possibly used for the construction of Akeman Street, per the statement. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 In Canada, the manufacturing and extractives industries — mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction — performed handsomely in 2020. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 The vehicle in question is a load carrier, designed for use in quarrying and mining, and capable of working in convoy with other autonomous vehicles to pick up and transport material around a pre-programmed route. David Vetter, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 As Wilkinson notes, Karl Richard Lepsius, an eminent Prussian Egyptologist, took ten camels’ worth of loot away from the Giza plateau but complained with no irony about the quarrying of monuments by local villagers. Ursula Lindsey, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of quarrying

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quarrying was circa 1828

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26 Jun 2022

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“Quarrying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarrying. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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