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or eyry

[air-ee, eer-ee] /ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i/
noun, plural eyries.
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  • From her eyrie on the rock she was directing these strange sea doings.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • He described the meeting by the eyrie and repeated the dialogue as he remembered it.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The Leipzig, itself, like the Schwaben, is a hawk's nest or eyrie.

    The Old Front Line John Masefield
  • When Paul returned to the eyrie, it had been decided that Miss.

  • "Good night," John Latimer says, as they stand at the gate of the eyrie.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • And there springs Radicofani, the eagle's eyrie of a brigand brood.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • Not for a moment, then, did our hunters think of climbing up to their eyrie.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • Every rook within a mile flew from its eyrie and cawed strenuously.

British Dictionary definitions for eyrie


/ˈɪərɪ; ˈɛərɪ; ˈaɪərɪ/
the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
any high isolated position or place
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest
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Word Origin and History for eyrie

see aerie.

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