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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. (context rare English) (alternative spelling of eyrie English)

  1. n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle) [syn: aerie, aery, eyrie]

  2. any habitation at a high altitude [syn: aerie, aery, eyrie]

Usage examples of "eyry".

From his eyry screamed the eagle, The Keneu, the great war-eagle, Sat upon the crags around them, Wheeling flapped his wings above them.

They called it their Eyry, and the name suited well for the roosting-place of the young hawks that rested in its windy stillness, looking down upon the shifting castle life in the courts below.