n (pl -ries)
- 1 (excavation) cantera (f) (before n) quarry tile baldosa (f) sin vitrificarMore example sentences
- The materials extracted from the quarries - used widely in the local building industry - contained large quantities of fibrous amphiboles.
- He was a crack skier and mountaineer, whose strength had been built up breaking up stones in a limestone quarry during the war.
- The operators want to dig deeper seams within the quarry - up to 15 metres below the existing level.
- 2 (prey) presa (f)More example sentences
- Moreover, hunting is not a natural encounter between predator and quarry because, unlike animals, humans are responsible for their actions.
- Secondly, a fox is not a recognised quarry for a bird of prey.
- Yet, that's about how long falconry - the sport of flying birds of prey at wild quarry - has been around.
Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.
vt (-ries, -rying, -ried)
- [stone/slate] extraer* (de una cantera); [land/hillside] abrir* una cantera ento quarry sth
forsth the area has been quarried for quartz se han abierto canteras en la zona para extraer cuarzoMore example sentences
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- As part of these efforts, prisoners dug sand for mortar, quarried building stone and mortar lime, and manufactured more than 1.2 million bricks.
- Lime was quarried in Rockland and shipped by rail to distant points, but this was an industry in decline.
- Glass can be recycled indefinitely, helping the environment by reducing the amount of raw materials being quarried from the countryside, saving energy and helping to reduce global warming.
- At a significantly later date the rock dome was quarried, and some of the phase 1 carvings were broken through.
- These volumes have been quarried by historians for decades for ‘shocking truths’ of ‘intolerable conditions’ of filth and depravity in early industrial towns.
- The scar created by quarrying the hillside is visible from a wide area, but working of the scar face is now completed and progress is being made below the level of surrounding land.