quarries


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quarry \Quar"ry\, n.; pl. Quarries. [OE. querre, OF.
   cuiri['e]e, F. cur['e]e, fr. cuir hide, leather, fr. L.
   corium; the quarry given to the dogs being wrapped in the
   akin of the beast. See Cuirass.]
   1.
      (a) A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to
          the hounds.
      (b) A heap of game killed.
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   2. The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game;
      especially, the game hunted with hawks. "The stone-dead
      quarry." --Spenser.
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            The wily quarry shunned the shock.    --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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