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quarry “Any thing hunted by dogs, hawks, or otherwise; the game or prey sought [or killed]. The etymology has been variously attempted, but with little success.” Nares's Gloss. In the following passages quarry is equivalent to“heap of dead:” “I'ld make a quarry With thousands of these quarter'd slaves,” CORIOLANUS, i. 1. 196 ; “the quarry of these murder'd deer,” MACBETH, iv. 3. 206 ; “This quarry cries on havoc,” HAMLET, v. 2. 356.

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