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Aerie   /ˈɛri/   Listen

The lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle).  Synonyms: aery, eyrie, eyry.
Any habitation at a high altitude.  Synonyms: aery, eyrie, eyry.

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"Aerie" Quotes from Famous Books

... 318.] It had come up as Jonah's gourd and might as quickly wither, as the village of the Illinois but a few years previous had withered into desolation in a few hours before the hot breath of the terrorizing fame of the Iroquois. From his seigniorial aerie he sent messages to the governor of Canada, no longer the friendly Frontenac but a Pharaoh who knew not this Joseph, praying for cooperation, saying that he could not leave his red allies lest, if the Iroquois should strike in his absence, they would ...
— The French in the Heart of America • John Finley

... narrow fissure, hung with a leather curtain, that was doubtless the door into Khinjan's heart; but the only way to the outer air was along that ledge above a dizzying precipice, so high that the huge waterfall looked like a little stream below. He was in a very eagle's aerie; the upper rim of Khinian's gorge seemed not more than a quarter of a ...
— King—of the Khyber Rifles • Talbot Mundy

Words linked to "Aerie" :   bird's nest, habitation, bird nest, eyrie, birdnest, eyry

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