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- adv. In a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. in a direct line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. by the shortest and most direct route
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Of course, since Lester’s Grocery was only four miles as the crow flies from the Piney Ridge Baptist Prayer Camp, the boys all heard the sirens wailing in the night as various police arrived at the scene.
There’s this circle of standing stones, and there’s this place called Slepe Rock, from which somebody once disappeared, and I’ve proved you can walk from one to the other in, near enough, as straight a line as you could draw on the map with a ruler or measure off as the crow flies — and, well, don’t you see what I’m getting at?’