quarrying :

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kwaw ree ing

  • n  the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
  • v  extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry

  • Beside it is a quarrying operation that once dumped a load of sand and gravel from a conveyor belt into Cronin's boat while he was in it, to discourage scrutiny.
  • The breed derives its name from the Welsh estate of Captain John Edwards, who developed a strain of dogs noted for their prowess in quarrying small game in the late 1800s.
  • In the tribal areas, other militants have derived funds from quarrying marble as well.

  • Randy David in Inquirer.net
    Mayors instead scramble for "greater control over quarrying," notes columnist Randy David in "Crisis of Cash Politics."
  • Carwyn Jones in BBC News
    Mr Jones said: "Communities affected negatively by quarrying deserve some extra support from the Welsh Assembly Government, and the philosophy at the heart of this fund is that communities themselves come forward with ideas."

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