Usage examples for eyry

  1. There was a contagion of military ardor in the air, and even the small boy who had climbed up into the safe eyry of a dismantled lamp- post had within him inarticulate stirrings of warlike ambition. – Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color by Brander Matthews
  2. Here, right up on the highest point, from which they say you can see eleven counties, they trenched round all the table- land, some twelve or fourteen acres, as was their custom, for they couldn't bear anybody to overlook them, and made their eyry. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  3. He retired to his eyry- the sawdust box in the empty stable- and there gave rein to his embittered imaginings, incidentally forming many plans for Margaret. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  4. Young magpies chatter, boy,- young eagles in silence measure the space between the eyry and the sun! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  5. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry: the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. – The-Natural-History-of-Selborne by White, Gilbert