from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of aerie.
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- n. Alternative spelling of eyrie.
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- n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
- n. any habitation at a high altitude
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When Roland Graeme was a youth about seventeen years of age, he chanced one summer morning to descend to the mew in which Sir Halbert Glendinning kept his hawks, in order to superintend the training of an eyas, or young hawk, which he himself, at the imminent risk of neck and limbs, had taken from the celebrated eyry in the neighborhood, called Gledscraig.
There was only one good thing about them, if indeed it were good, to wit, their faith to one another, and truth to their wild eyry.
They were the eyry of freedom, and the pleasant region where unheeded I could commune with the creatures of my fancy.
The bald eagle never glanced so fiercely from his eyry.
These, perched like the eagle's eyry on the very edge and summit of those crested heights that "breast the billows foam," are the _preventive stations_, inhabited by the _dumb_ and isolated members of the blockade.
Such was the programme; and the eager curiosity of the select few who were invited brought them punctually to the philosopher's eyry.
They were all brave men at Lepanto on this memorable October day; but few there were like the corsair king, in whom a heart of fire was kept in check by a brain of ice, who, during the whole combat, never gave away a chance, or failed to swoop like an eagle from his eyry when the blunders of his enemy gave him the opportunity for which he watched.
By the time I had returned with this information, the eyry held a considerable gathering.
Astonishing numbers of sea-fowl resort during the summer months to the cliff's of Freshwater and Bembridge: in the latter, the eagle has been known to build its eyry, and in the time of queen Elizabeth they were famous for a breed of hawks, which were so valued, that it was made a capital crime to steal them.
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I remained with my new friend one day, enjoying the comforts of his _eyry_, and then set off for the goal of my long course, where I arrived on the 28th of October.
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