The victorious eagles of the victorious legions had flown to their eyries forever.
Their tops, now inaccessible, are to be the future eyries of self-crowned railroad nobs and rude bonanza barons.
The eagles have been dislodged from their eyries on Eagle Crag.
Gray and Sir Humphrey Davy watched the eagles in their eyries, and the former tells how he saw them robbed of their young.
No, owls and impure birds do not make their nests in the eyries of eagles.
They yelped indignantly at him, and flew off to perch on their eyries and brood over the problem.
The farmers and dalesmen were always careful to plunder the eyries, but not without considerable risk to life and limb.
They saw that he was departing, so they sank again to their eyries, and congratulated themselves on having driven him away.
Three of these eyries were situate on abrupt, detached stacks of rock, so easily accessible that we almost "walked" into them.
The birds went back to their eyries, and the troubled water was still.
"eagle's nest," 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13c.), from Old French aire "nest," Medieval Latin area "nest of a bird of prey" (12c.), perhaps from Latin area "level ground, garden bed" [Littré], though some doubt this [Klein]. Another theory connects it to atrium. Formerly misspelled eyrie (1660s) on the mistaken assumption that it derived from Middle English ey "egg."