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.

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