from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short distance.

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  • noun idiomatic A short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.

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  • noun a short distance


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  • This idiom appears in Don Quixote.

    February 2, 2008