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quarry tile

  

      n   a square or diamond-shaped unglazed floor tile  
     (C20: from quarry3)  
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quarry          [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    an open surface excavation for the extraction of building stone, slate, marble, etc., by drilling, blasting, or cutting  
2    a copious source of something, esp. information  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried  
3    to extract (stone, slate, etc.) from or as if from a quarry  
4    tr   to excavate a quarry in  
5    to obtain (something, esp. information) diligently and laboriously  
he was quarrying away in the reference library     
     (C15: from Old French quarriere, from quarre (unattested) square-shaped stone, from Latin quadrare to make square)  

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quarry

  
  
aim, game, goal, objective, prey, prize, victim  

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