Usage examples for eyrie

  1. Janice agreed by pressing her hand again, and little Lottie laughed- such a shrill, eyrie little laugh! – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  2. You might as well attempt to chase an eagle to his eyrie among the clouds, as to make your way to some of these perilous chambers, which are cut in the blank face of the rock, and can be reached only by a sinuous track which requires the fibres of a goat to clamber. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  3. The eagle stole from the sacrifice burning on the altar a piece of meat and bore it to his eyrie. – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  4. Why then the name Great Eyrie? – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  5. A Circassian aoul, perched like an eyrie on the highest crest of the adjacent mountains, is a dangerous neighbour for the water drinkers. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  6. One unfamiliar with this country of eyrie and lair, wonders at the stories of men hiding out successfully, but one who knows it marvels only that any man who has taken to the wilds is ever captured. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  7. It seemed to Leigh, looking from his eyrie, that Nature had never before painted a panorama of such wondrous beauty. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  8. Yes, the Great Eyrie! – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  9. Shouting exultingly, the fierce crew, thirsting for revenge, obeyed; from the lofty cliff the blacks saw their wives killed, their children slaughtered, and when all were slain, their homes set on fire and destroyed amid clouds of smoke that rose to their eyrie. – The Corsair King by Mór Jókai
  10. Softly, sweet River, softly by the cliff, Where in his eyrie the spent eagle sleeps! – Vacation Verse by W. M. MacKeracher
  11. Or now and again I heard the cry of some bird of prey, as it swooped down from its lofty eyrie towards the carcass which it had espied far off on the plain below. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  12. It must have been a new experience to the town- bred girl- life in this castle- eyrie among the hills, where mercenary troops and rude peasants thronged the courtyard, and manners, one surmises, must have been at once more artful and more brutal than among her bourgeois friends. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  13. As in so many places on this old battlefield, the first thought is: " Why, they were in an eyrie here; our fellows had no chance at all." – The Old Front Line by John Masefield
  14. She may be tired of his eyrie. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. For two years it withstood the seas without incident, and the engineer and men came to regard the eyrie as safe as a house on shore. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
  16. What could tempt you to do such a mad thing and to come to such an eyrie as this? – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  17. As it was impossible to get away from her eyrie except in the vampire chariot, the ogress and her nine daughters lived there for a year and a day, gnashing their teeth over their changed lot; and then they slowly starved to death. – The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book by Constance Cary Harrison
  18. The object was to reach Mokhtarah, perched high in the heart of the Shoof or central ridge of Lebanon, like an eyrie, as it was then, for the princely house of Jonblat. – Byeways in Palestine by James Finn
  19. And there springs Radicofani, the eagle's eyrie of a brigand brood. – Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III. by John Symonds
  20. With a few bits of bread for the pigeons to eat She sat in her eyrie above the dark street; And the language she spoke to the cat and the birds Was half made of poetry, half made of words. – I Run with the Fox by Mona Gould