from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A flight of crows.
  • n. A direct journey or course; a bee-line.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • His crow-flight led him across the back of the house of Durnmelling.

    Mary Marston

  • 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 _dĂȘtours_ necessary to avoid probable pickets or outposts, and the deep snow must make the going fearfully heavy.

    Border and Bastille

  • 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.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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