To do it right requires a certain strange respect and, hard as that can be to imagine, affection for the quarry.
There is a relationship that develops, tense and often testy, between a journalist and his quarry.
Shandee, a student on a geology field trip, finds a disembodied—but talkative—arm in a quarry.
Unlike the crimson-haired Chapman, their quarry is rich American men, not state secrets.
As rocks tumbled from the quarry wall above, the need for capped helmets became clear.
Their habit is to make, from some perch, little sallies into the air after their quarry.
Wrens and sparrows are not too ignoble a quarry for this villainous gos-hawk!
In the ardour of the chase the dogs soon ran out of sight, pursuing their quarry towards the shore at Sligachan.
I said, I begin to perceive a track, and I believe that the quarry will not escape.
I had always meant to be a novelist, but London, I thought, was the quarry.
"what is hunted," early 14c., quirre "entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward," from Anglo-French quirreie, Old French cuiriee "the spoil, quarry" (Modern French curée), altered (by influence of Old French cuir "skin," from Latin corium "hide"), from Old French corée "viscera, entrails," from Vulgar Latin *corata "entrails," from Latin cor "heart" (see heart). Sense of "anything chased in hunt" is first recorded 1610s; earlier "bird targeted by a hawk or other raptor" (late 15c.).
"open place where rocks are excavated," c.1400 (mid-13c. as a place name), from Medieval Latin quareia, dissimilated from quarreria (mid-13c.), literally "place where stones are squared," from Latin quadrare "to square" (see quadrant).
1774, from quarry (n.2). Related: Quarried; quarrying.