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  • n. Plural form of eyrie.

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Examples

  • The breeding sites, commonly called eyries, are situated on the edges of cliffs or outcrops over an open area, so that the falcon can launch any of its aerodynamic hunts at any time.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Huge flies spun by, bouncing off the wire cage of the cutter, and giant bats raced across the heating water towards their eyries in the ruined buildings.

    Ballardian » Simon O’Carrigan’s The Drowned World

  • Roman Senate, under Caesar, there comes nothing but the odor of the dung which is peculiar to the eyries of the eagles.

    Les Miserables

  • She's just a very good storyeller reporting back from the eyries of the wealthy and privileged.

    Having Wonderful Crime

  • They were his prize pair, descendants of mighty eagles he had brought back to Rome for another triumph half a lifetime ago, snatched from their desolate mountaintop eyries on the northern fringes of the empire.

    Crusader Gold

  • Skeletal watchtowers suitable for eyries rose at intervals along the long walls.

    Spirit Gate

  • Their romances, full of foolhardy feats and impossible exploits, might charm for a time, but would not become the standard works of a really fighting people. 19 Nor would a truly valorous race admire the cautious freebooters who safely fire down upon Caravans from their eyries.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The chambers of the first floor were enclosed by walls thirty feet high, with tall narrow windows, elaborating above into a complicated system of towers, turrets, promenades, bays, balconies, and eyries.

    Marune: Alastor 933

  • The im - port must be great for them to leave their eyries.

    Storm Bringer

  • There came Gwaihir the Windlord, and Landroval his brother, greatest of all the Eagles of the North, mightiest of the descendants of old Thorondor, who built his eyries in the inaccessible peaks of the Encircling Mountains when Middle-earth was young.

    The Lord of the Rings

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