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Eyrie \Ey"rie\, Eyry \Ey"ry\ ([=a]"r[y^] or [=e]"r[y^]; 277), n.; pl. Ey"ries (-r[i^]z). [See Aerie] The nest of a bird of prey or other large bird that builds in a lofty place; aerie.

The eagle and the stork On cliffs and cedar tops their eyries build.


n. (plural of eyrie English)

Usage examples of "eyries".

The Return of the King VI 4: 'Old Thorondor, who built his eyries in the inaccessible peaks of the Encircling Mountains when Middle-earth was young'.

The gossip and the quarrels of the eyries, the time of mating and the young.

And fear went with them on the bitter air and the eyries were empty save for the drifting smoke.