There are 2 main translations of quarry in Spanish

: quarry1quarry2

quarry1

cantera, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkwɑri//ˈkwɔri//ˈkwɒri/

noun

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    (excavation)
    cantera feminine
    • The whole philosophy of a stone quarry is to leverage out a wholesome material, free of cracks and other faults.
    • The Castle's gardens lie in a dramatic ravine which was once a quarry, and are particularly pretty in autumn.
    • The operators want to dig deeper seams within the quarry - up to 15 metres below the existing level.
    • The materials extracted from the quarries contain large quantities of fibrous amphiboles; these materials are used widely in the local building industry.
    • Three years after an Environment Court judge ordered a Pauatahanui quarry closed its owners are seeking to reopen it.
    • Tarmac Northern Limted, which owns the quarry near Helwith Bridge, is seeking planning permission to extend its workings to the west of the existing site.
    • In recent years the area surrounding the original mine has been developed as a quarry for crushed stone.
    • It's a deep gorge carved out years ago to drain the limestone quarry into Lake Michigan.
    • However, none of the stone taken from a quarry near Tadcaster used to construct Clifford's Tower has ever contained iron oxide.
    • By day he was working in a limestone quarry, carrying buckets of stones on a yoke.
    • The owner objected that he was there first, indeed that stone from his quarry had built the foundations of the houses.
    • The locality was described then as ‘being too rugged and is a quarry for a fine stone similar to that of Portland; there are also limestone quarries and a slate quarry’.
    • He said: ‘We are only importing material into the quarry to restore it.’
    • Gravel pits, marl pits and stone quarries were also an early source of freight tonnage as was cement.
    • 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.
    • Further uphill is the planter's house, transformed into an interpretation centre built on the remains of a stone quarry discovered in 1966.
    • The haul road will be used to ferry materials from the quarry to the beach for the construction of the breakwaters and related marine infrastructure.
    • Stancliffe Stone wants to re-open the quarries to extract the high-quality sandstone they contain.
    • Two stones at the quarry in 1884 weighed eighteen tons each.

transitive verb

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    (slate/stone) (de una cantera) extraer
    (land/hillside) abrir una cantera en
    to quarry sth for sth
    • the area has been quarried for quartz se han abierto canteras en la zona para extraer cuarzo
    • 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.
    • Heritage Action say science still cannot answer many of the questions about the earthworks, and they want a moratorium on quarrying near historic sites, until methods improve.
    • The debate over the extension of quarrying close to the three Thornborough Henges - one of Britain's most important Neolithic sites - continues at a public meeting on Wednesday.
    • Protesters stood in groups below the towering tree-houses in the remote wooded area, talking about the death and continuing to express their determination to stop the hillside being quarried.
    • 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.
    • In 1992, the height of the obsidian ‘rush’, seven companies were quarrying the stone in the area.
    • This was why stone was not quarried in weather below twenty-two degrees Fahrenheit.
    • The large blocks of relatively soft limestone could be quarried with hard stone tools.
    • Lime was quarried in Rockland and shipped by rail to distant points, but this was an industry in decline.
    • Morris kept a detailed diary, which French and American historians have quarried ever since portions of it were first published in 1832.
    • In fact, Liston says he felt relieved when his team discovered the fish's tail section was missing, having been quarried out during clay extraction work in the late 1980s.
    • The basalt lava in particular has been, and is still being, extensively quarried for road aggregate in many large quarries on those mountains.
    • These volumes have been quarried by historians for decades for ‘shocking truths’ of ‘intolerable conditions’ of filth and depravity in early industrial towns.
    • The characteristic solid grey limestone was quarried from the east face of the Rock of Gibraltar as well as being shipped across from a Spanish quarry outside Algeciras.
    • The Chichén Itzá site is dotted with excavations, presumably locations where limestone was quarried for the various structures.
    • ‘We used a base material that is quarried on the island, cement stabilised it and added an emulsion layer to bind the layers of material together,’ he said.
    • The mottled gray marble was probably quarried at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; the mantels in the less formal rooms are wooden.
    • At a significantly later date the rock dome was quarried, and some of the phase 1 carvings were broken through.
    • Manor Stone is quarried on the land beside the Centre.
    • Inside the pyramid Zozers burial chamber was quarried 25 meters below out of the rock beneath it.
    • Extensive quarrying in Byzantine times has removed all evidence of earlier levels here, but topographically a main entrance into the temenos on Temple Hill in antiquity on this side makes the most sense.
    • The long-running saga of whether quarrying is to be permitted at an historic Peak District beauty spot is set for a final showdown.
    • This is the largest stone ever quarried by man - nothing near its size exists in Greece, in the pyramids, or in Manhattan.
    • The original stone was quarried in Mount Leinster and constructed in 1839.
    • If the extension is granted the area which is quarried will remain the same with no horizontal expansion or deepening beyond the existing permitted level.
    • As part of these efforts, prisoners dug sand for mortar, quarried building stone and mortar lime, and manufactured more than 1.2 million bricks.
    • The stone was quarried 30 miles away in Kilkenny and crafted in Stradbally, with much of the work being done by past pupils of Scoil Mhuire Fatima.
    • We know that this metal was being quarried from the Mendips as early as 49, while extraction from the Flintshire mines of North Wales had begun by 74, and from Yorkshire by 81.
    • At Endcliffe and Lees Cross near Stanton Moor and its Bronze Age monument The Nine Ladies, eco-warriors have dug a series of tunnels in a four-year campaign to prevent quarrying.
    • ‘They raised the concern that the quantity and quality of groundwater may be affected by quarrying activities,’ he said.
    • Starting in the mid-fifteenth century, the decorative stone serpentine was quarried in many small mines in Zoblitz, near Marienberg in Saxony.
    • He quarried major histories, previous biographical collections, and standard handbooks and directories.
    • On May Hill, earthworks tell of a long history including quarrying, charcoal burning and grazing.
    • As quarrying expanded, it slowly encroached upon the Old Burial Ground, established by the Legislature in 1712.
    • The Chalk is, in its lower part, extensively quarried for cement.
    • The idea of mining Paritutu's bones was shelved, and quarrying continued at Fishing Rock.
    • Although it has been over 40 years since developers first wanted to quarry stone in the area, the sage of the superquarry began in 1991.
    • The powdered basalt, granite and other volcanic rock is a by-product of quarrying and hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the material is lying unused around Scotland.
    • When a stone is quarried using dynamite, the molecular structure is shattered, making the stone weak and destroying its life and sound.
    • It is clear that Wilfred's builders made no effort to quarry fresh stone for this edifice.
    • A central aim of the book is to explore what is Venetian about the Venetian domestic environment and its furnishings, and this calls for the extensive quarrying and analysis of textual materials.
    • Consequently, the foundation stone was quarried in Deadwood, and the sandstone for the walls came from nearby Hot Springs.

intransitive verb

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    to quarry for sth
    • they're quarrying for marble han abierto una cantera para extraer mármol
    • he's still quarrying for information sigue recabando información

There are 2 main translations of quarry in Spanish

: quarry1quarry2

quarry2

presa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkwɑri//ˈkwɔri//ˈkwɒri/

noun

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    (prey)
    presa feminine
    • Sheltered from the highway, on this trail, the footprint of a doe could still be seen, as when the locals pursued their quarry a thousand years ago.
    • Numerous small packs of hounds were kept by people in all walks of life, as they rambled through the countryside pursuing their quarry.
    • They had the ability to remorselessly pursue their quarry at a relentless pace, regardless of the mid-day sun.
    • Judging by the behaviour of birds, monkeys and deer, our quarry was certainly out there, probably sitting in the long grass and smiling to himself at human folly.
    • Thorn's tracker knew when his quarry became the hunter.
    • Pike fishing is a sport which attracts growing numbers of anglers, who pursue their quarry with a grim determination and will travel hundreds of miles to catch a record-sized fish.
    • Moreover, hunting is not a natural encounter between predator and quarry because, unlike animals, humans are responsible for their actions.
    • Yet, that's about how long falconry - the sport of flying birds of prey at wild quarry - has been around.
    • At first the breed was known as the Lhasa terrier, though it is not and never was an earth dog, i.e., one that pursues its quarry underground.
    • The final gunshot strands the hunter and his quarry on opposing sides of mortality.
    • Hunters, unlike their quarry, have been slow to adapt to the new conditions.
    • One North Dakota émigré actually ‘rode the hounds’ with wolves rather than foxes as his quarry.
    • Secondly, a fox is not a recognised quarry for a bird of prey.
    • Yet, he was a skilled bear killer, and the shared proficiency of hunter and quarry added another level of compulsion to the stories.
    • In Drag Hunting, a pack of hounds follows a scent laid by a human rather than pursuing a live quarry.
    • Shown in cave paintings in France and Spain, these were a favourite quarry of Palaeolithic hunters, and were eventually hunted to extinction.
    • That behavior really is an act, since the animal is easy quarry.
    • Thus the bracketing of hull and basketwork trap also instils notions of the fisherman and his catch, the hunter and his quarry, the slayer and the slain.
    • The ethical basis of all field sports is the same, be it hunting, shooting or fishing, in each case the quarry will be edible or a pest or perhaps, both.
    • The overall aim of our work was to measure the size of the hunting economy and to see what would happen if hunting live quarry with dogs were to be banned.