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wire saw:see quarryingquarrying,
open, or surface, excavation of rock used for various purposes, including construction, ornamentation, road building, and as an industrial raw material. Rock that has been quarried is commonly called stone.
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wire saw[′wīr ′sȯ]
A machine employing one- or three-strand wire cable, up to 16,000 feet (4900 meters) long, running over a pulley as a belt; used in quarries to cut rock by abrasion.
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An assembly for sawing stone by a rapidly moving continuous wire that carries a slurry of sand or other abrasive material.
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