from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flight of crows.
- n. A direct journey or course; a bee-line.
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With Hobart not very distant in crow-flight miles, at least from any part of the island and Melbourne almost a flat shot across the Bass Strait, the signals are strong.
His crow-flight led him across the back of the house of Durnmelling.
We at once determined to press on thus far that night, though the score or more of miles of crow-flight between would certainly be lengthened at least a third, by the _dêtours_ necessary to avoid probable pickets or outposts, and the deep snow must make the going fearfully heavy.
Santa Fe is about 300 "crow-flight" miles from WIPP, but only about 30 from Los Alamos, where waste destined for WIPP - like that from Denver's Rocky Flats - had been in temporary storage for up to 40 years.
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