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As the crow flies

Posted by J on June 24, 2005

In Reply to: As the crow flies posted by David FG on June 19, 2005

: : : : Can anyone explain the origin of the phrase "For/As the crow flies"-distance?
: : : It simply means "in a direct line, without having to make diversions for obstacles on the ground".

: : From the archives: bulletin_board 18 messages 813.html

: Does anyone know why 'crow'? From my own observations, I am not aware that crows fly any more directly than other birds.


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