Definitions of Eyries

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Usage examples for Eyries

  1. Beautiful is Italy, with the grave and delicate outlines of her sacred hills, her dark groves, her little cities perched like eyries on the crags, her rivers gliding under ancient walls: beautiful is Italy, her seas and her suns." – Horace and His Influence by Grant Showerman
  2. Old people remember that in their childhood there was talk of the discovery of a magic stone; of an Indian's skeleton that appeared in a speaking storm; of a fortune- teller that set off on a midnight quest, far up among the crags and eyries. – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner
  3. They might have to contemplate the devastation of their fields, and their farms burning, from their eyries, but they knew that their persons were safe. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  4. Ye who love the haunts of Nature, Love the sunshine of the meadow, Love the shadow of the forest, Love the wind among the branches, And the rain- shower and the snow- storm, And the rushing of great rivers Through their palisades of pine- trees, And the thunder in the mountains, Whose innumerable echoes Flap like eagles in their eyries;- Listen to these wild traditions, To this Song of Hiawatha! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. Up here among the eyries of eagles the threat of tyranny is hateful beyond words, and its invocation is a conjure spell of incitement. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck