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ey·rie

or ey·ry  (âr′ē, îr′ē)
n.
Variants of aerie.

eyrie

(ˈɪərɪ; ˈɛərɪ; ˈaɪərɪ) or

aerie

n
1. (Zoology) the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
2. (Zoology) the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
3. any high isolated position or place
[C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest]

aer•ie

or aer•y

(ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i)

n., pl. aer•ies or ey•ries.
1. the lofty nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle.
2. a lofty nest of any large bird.
3. a dwelling located high on a hill or mountain.
4. Obs. the brood in a nest, esp. of a bird of prey.
[1575–85; < Anglo-French, Old French airie=aire (< Latin ager field, presumably “nest” in Vulgar Latin; see acre) + ie -y3]

ey·rie

(âr′ē)
The nest of an eagle or other predatory bird, built on a cliff or other high place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyrie - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)eyrie - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
bird nest, birdnest, bird's nest - nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
2.eyrie - any habitation at a high altitudeeyrie - any habitation at a high altitude  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
Translations

eyrie

[ˈaɪərɪ] Naguilera f

eyrie

nHorst m
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These merchants came to the valley at the time when the eagles, which keep their eyries in the rocks, had hatched their young.
There, from their eyries, while the world heaved and throbbed below, the kings of men sent forth their eagle thoughts to wing their flight through the ages.
They climbed out of the smelting town, where eyrie houses perched insecurely on a precipitous landscape.
It had occurred to her to look once more into the queer gaunt room which had been Clare's den, or rather eyrie, for so long, and climbing the ladder she stood at the open door of the apartment, regarding and pondering.
In fact, you will carry your money against all chances; and, whilst flying, you will only have obeyed the king; then, reaching the sea, when you like, you will embark for Belle-Isle, and from Belle-Isle you will shoot out wherever it may please you, like the eagle that leaps into space when it has been driven from its eyrie.
I agreed with George, and suggested that we should seek out some retired and old-world spot, far from the madding crowd, and dream away a sunny week among its drowsy lanes - some half-forgotten nook, hidden away by the fairies, out of reach of the noisy world - some quaint-perched eyrie on the cliffs of Time, from whence the surging waves of the nineteenth century would sound far-off and faint.
In its talons, the monster was bearing away to his eyrie in the heavens, a house from which it had knocked off the roof, and in the interior of which we distinctly saw human beings, who, beyond doubt, were in a state of frightful despair at the horrible fate which awaited them.
Here, right up on the highest point, from which they say you can see eleven counties, they trenched round all the table-land, some twelve or fourteen acres, as was their custom, for they couldn't bear anybody to overlook them, and made their eyrie.
Mr Boffin having been several times in communication with this clerkly essence, both on its own ground and at the Bower, had no difficulty in identifying it when he saw it up in its dusty eyrie.
Indeed, whatever being uttered that fearful shriek could not soon repeat it: not the widest-winged condor on the Andes could, twice in succession, send out such a yell from the cloud shrouding his eyrie.
It is my principal stronghold on these hills; for (as you have doubtless noticed) the eyrie is invisible both from the road above and from the valley below.
The Mark Boat hums off joyously and hangs herself up in her appointed eyrie.