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 for 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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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Quarries
     (1.) The "Royal Quarries" (not found in Scripture) is the name
     given to the vast caverns stretching far underneath the northern
     hill, Bezetha, on which Jerusalem is built. Out of these mammoth
     caverns stones, a hard lime-stone, have been quarried in ancient
     times for the buildings in the city, and for the temples of
     Solomon, Zerubbabel, and Herod. Huge blocks of stone are still
     found in these caves bearing the marks of pick and chisel. The
     general appearance of the whole suggests to the explorer the
     idea that the Phoenician quarrymen have just suspended their
     work. The supposition that the polished blocks of stone for
     Solomon's temple were sent by Hiram from Lebanon or Tyre is not
     supported by any evidence (comp. 1 Kings 5:8). Hiram sent masons
     and stone-squarers to Jerusalem to assist Solomon's workmen in
     their great undertaking, but did not send stones to Jerusalem,
     where, indeed, they were not needed, as these royal quarries
     abundantly testify.
     
       (2.) The "quarries" (Heb. pesilim) by Gilgal (Judg. 3:19),
     from which Ehud turned back for the purpose of carrying out his
     design to put Eglon king of Moab to death, were probably the
     "graven images" (as the word is rendered by the LXX. and the
     Vulgate and in the marg. A.V. and R.V.), or the idol temples the
     Moabites had erected at Gilgal, where the children of Israel
     first encamped after crossing the Jordan. The Hebrew word is
     rendered "graven images" in Deut. 7:25, and is not elsewhere
     translated "quarries."
     

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