Definition of As the crow flies

1. Adverb. By the shortest and most direct route. "It's 10 miles as the crow flies"

Definition of As the crow flies

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of As The Crow Flies

as needed
as of
as of late
as of right
as of yet
as opposed to
as per
as per usual
as regards
as required
as soon as
as soon as possible
as such
as the crow flies (current term)
as the day is long
as the saying goes
as the wind blows
as they say
as though
as to
as usual
as was common
as we say
as we speak
as well
as well as
as yet

Literary usage of As the crow flies

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1. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic (1900)
"Then he squared his shoulders, and started straight as the crow flies toward the residence of Father Forbes. ..."

2. Switzerland, Together with Chamonix and the Italian Lakes: Handbook for by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1922)
"... 2'/2 M. as the crow flies, and the difference in altitude is 613'; the railway is 5 M. in length, with a maximum gradient of 26:1000. ..."

3. The Forest Flora of North-west and Central India: A Handbook of the by John Lindsay Stewart, Dietrich Brandis (1874)
"... which, as the crow flies, is only 18 miles 'distant, and 3500 ft below the highest point of the Lebanon, which is about 3 to 4 miles farther north. ..."

4. Methodism in Canada: Its Work and Its Story by Alexander Sutherland (1904)
"... as the crow flies, is approximately 500 miles; from the shore of Lake Erie to the Albany River the distance is about 750 miles; while the distance from ..."

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