from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of aerie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bird of prey's nest.
- n. Any high and remote but commanding place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nest of a bird of prey or other large bird that builds in a lofty place; aerie.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Old spellings of aery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
- n. any habitation at a high altitude
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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