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#199576 - 05/01/11 04:57 PM Re: raven seagull sparrow crow [Re: Tromboniator]
BranShea Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 5282
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
'Here it's about a mile as the raven flies'
Random quotes:

"similar to those found at Calamity Butte which is located about 8 miles as the raven flies"

"Situated 1 mile as the seagull flies from Porth Beach"

"on the beach at Oregon Inlet on the OBX, about 20 miles as the sparrow flies from Alligator River NWR"

"And I won't wait for morning light. I'd come straight as the crow flies ..."


"Now to the Goths, as swift as swallow flies"

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#199580 - 05/01/11 07:37 PM Re: raven seagull sparrow crow [Re: BranShea]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6045
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Hereabouts "as the crow flies" is what is heard the most.
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#199582 - 05/02/11 02:51 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Originally Posted By: Tromboniator
Here it's about a mile as the raven flies, and mostly halibut and salmon. And usually a gift from friends. No complaints.


Here it is as the crow flies. I have never heard of as the salmon flies, let alone the halibut.

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#199586 - 05/02/11 06:42 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Penelope E.]
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13783
You know how it is, Zed. In the words of the old song, "Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly."

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#199602 - 05/03/11 07:28 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Faldage]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 780
Loc: Alaska
"I gotta love one woman till I die."

Edit: It's "as the crow flies" here, too. Poetic license: I actually have one on my wall.

Edit 2: Sorry, Faldage, I was thinking of "Sharks gotta swim, bats gotta fly."


Edited by Tromboniator (05/03/11 07:34 AM)

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#199606 - 05/03/11 10:41 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6045
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
A crow on your wall??
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#199612 - 05/03/11 10:14 PM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 780
Loc: Alaska
Uh, that would be the poetic license.

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#199619 - 05/04/11 10:41 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6045
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Reminds me: "he was a poet, but did not know it, but his feet
showed it, they were longfellows".
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#199649 - 05/05/11 03:14 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: LukeJavan8]
Tromboniator Offline
old hand

Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 780
Loc: Alaska
Yes, I've gotten my Wadsworth out of that over the years.

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#199655 - 05/05/11 11:17 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]
LukeJavan8 Online   sleepy
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6045
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
For some of us, "back in the day" is further back than so many
others. I've not heard it in a very long time.
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