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Characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air.  Synonyms: aerial, aeriform, airy, ethereal.  "Aerial fancies" , "An airy apparition" , "Physical rather than ethereal forms"

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"Aery" Quotes from Famous Books

... actors, Shakespeare asserted, were prevented from performing in London through no falling off in their efficiency, but by the 'late innovation' of the children's vogue. {214a} They were compelled to go on tour in the provinces, at the expense of their revenues and reputation, because 'an aery [i.e. nest] of children, little eyases [i.e. young hawks],' dominated the theatrical world, and monopolised public applause. 'These are now the fashion,' the dramatist lamented, {214b} and he made the topic ...
— A Life of William Shakespeare - with portraits and facsimiles • Sidney Lee

... crag-lodged castle of the Rhine, can match the fish-hawk's nest for sheer boldness and daring. Only the eagles' nests upon the fierce dizzy pinnacles in the Yosemite surpass the home of the fish-hawk in unawed boldness. The aery of the Yosemite eagle is the most sublimely defiant of things built by bird, or ...
— Roof and Meadow • Dallas Lore Sharp

... between the trees Circled with a misty gleam Like the light a mourner sees Round an angel in a dream; Was it he? oh, brave and slim, Straight and clad in aery blue, Lifting to his lips the dim Golden horn? We ...
— Collected Poems - Volume One (of 2) • Alfred Noyes

Words linked to "Aery" :   unreal, bird's nest, insubstantial, habitation, airy, unsubstantial, birdnest, bird nest

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