Spelled over a dozen different ways, this word is more likely to come from Latin ager – area, acre – than it is to come from “air”. It’s not only the high nest of a raptor but in its second meaning is the collective noun for the brood of nestlings of such a bird.
- 06.088 and fell onto the rough platform of an eagle’s eyrie.
- 06.090 in his eyrie at night!
- 07.007 till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!’
- 17.064 from all the eyries of the North.
- 18.027 but most have gone back to their eyries.