American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of aerie.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Old spellings of aery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The nest of a bird of prey or other large bird that builds in a lofty place; aerie.
- n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
- n. any habitation at a high altitude
- From Old French aire or Medieval Latin aeria. Old French aire, in the sense of an eagle's nest, may have derived from Latin ager, or may less likely be related to the other senses, ultimately from Latin ārea. (Wiktionary)
“He chooses for his home a cave or natural hole on the face of a high cliff; this is called the eyrie, and here he gathers together sticks, and odds and ends to make a kind of bedding for his young.”
“In each case the eyrie was a flat platform of sticks about twice the size of a kite's nest.”
“Z has posted pictures from his "eyrie", as he calls it.”
“The sole survivor of three chicks hatched by a record-breaking pair of ospreys has taken its first tentative flight from its eyrie in Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland.”
“Records were broken in 2009 when a pair of adult birds fledged three chicks from a clutch of three eggs hatched in the eyrie.”
“From the eyrie on the face of the rock Grief could see nothing for another hour, when the Rattler appeared, making for the passage.”
“The noise likewise eased down, and the others could hear Donald shouting from his eyrie to look down - stream.”
“From his eyrie he waved his hand to Captain Lynch, and that doughty patriarch waved back.”
“Farther along the curve, in plain view from my eyrie, carved out of the living rock, were four colossal figures.”
“The field glowed like rough gold in the approaching sunset, and near the middle of it stood a solitary great redwood, with blasted top suggesting a nesting eyrie for eagles.”
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