1893 text

A large birdcage, in which the birds can fly about; French ‘voliere’. Ben Jonson uses the word volary.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

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aqua  •  Link

Latin Volare to speed, to fly; volo I fly as
volo velle volui to wish to be willing

aqua  •  Link

as stated by above glossary LM -volary: iv. 272 aviary: 1630, from Fr. voliere\ P makes no distinction of meaning and the French-based word, though later, proved the less durable.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

An aviary [volary] is a large enclosure for confining birds. Unlike cages, aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly; hence, aviaries are also sometimes known as flight cages. Aviaries often contain plants and shrubbery to simulate a natural environment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviary

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