aerie

[ air-ee, eer-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF aerie

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The great panorama of the Gulf lay unfolded beneath their aerie.

Dr. Jones and Will now returned from their aerie, the observatory.

Slowly he climbed the steep and crooked trail to their aerie at the peak.

A single pair for many years had their aerie in the top of a huge dead sycamore tree, near the head of Burnt Ship Bay.

He was in a very eagle's aerie; the upper rim of Khinian's gorge seemed not more than a quarter of a mile above him.

Rather a bright sun, Too glorious for him to gaze upon, That took not first flight from the eagle's aerie.

If he caught one pointing for his aerie, he would block the way and bid her sternly begone.

In the Fero Isles an Eagle flew away with a child (which its mother had left for a few moments), and bore it off to its aerie.

Its aerie is about two yards wide, and is generally situated in the forests bordering on the sea or great lakes.

Its aerie, which is of considerable dimensions, it builds amongst the most inaccessible rocks.

WORD ORIGIN

"eagle's nest," 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13c.), from Old French aire "nest," Medieval Latin area "nest of a bird of prey" (12c.), perhaps from Latin area "level ground, garden bed" [Littré], though some doubt this [Klein]. Another theory connects it to atrium. Formerly misspelled eyrie (1660s) on the mistaken assumption that it derived from Middle English ey "egg."

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