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or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·ry (âr′ē, îr′ē)
n. pl. aer·ies also ey·ries
1. The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
2. A house or stronghold perched on a height.

[Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, aerie, origin, family (probably influenced by Latin ārea, open space, threshing floor, and āerius, aerial), from Latin ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots.]


or ey·ry  (âr′ē, îr′ē)
Variants of aerie.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyry - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)eyry - 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.eyry - any habitation at a high altitudeeyry - any habitation at a high altitude  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
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on the summit of which, like the nest of some sea-eagle, the founder of the fortalice had perched his eyry. The pale moon, which had hitherto been contending with flitting clouds, now shone out, and gave them a view of the solitary and naked tower, situated on a projecting cliff that beetled on the German Ocean.
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So, born on founding pinions to the West, When Tyrant-Power had built his eagle nest; While from his eyry shriek'd the famish'd brood, Clenched their sharp claws, and champ'd their beaks for blood (2.361-64) Darwin sees Franklin's political project in defying monarchical tyranny, phrased in terms of "patriot-flame," and "man electrified man" as we shall see, as directly related to the spirit of Franklin's scientific accomplishment.