Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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QUARREL, n.1, v.1 Also quarrell, quarrle; corral (Dmf.).
I. n. A stone-quarry (Sc. 1808 Jam.; Per., sm.Sc. 1967); the stone taken from a quarry (n.Sc. Id.). Still surviving in place-names in many parts of Scotland. Also in n.Eng. dial.Gsw. 1722 Burgh Rec. Gsw. (1909) 156:
The touns quarrell for winning of stones therintill.Abd. 1794 Sc. N. & Q. (Ser. 2) VI. 183:
A commin' up the Quarrel Howe.Ayr. 1885 R. Lawson Maybole 38:
The Corral Glen is properly the Quarry Glen . . . The old Scotch way of writing the word Quarry was Quarrle.
II. v. To carry out quarrying operations, to quarry (n.Sc. 1880 Jam.).[O.Sc. quarrell, id., 1385. Appar. a variant of Mid.Eng. quarer, O.Fr. quarriere, a quarry.]
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