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#199576 - 05/01/11 08:57 PM Re: raven seagull sparrow crow [Re: Tromboniator]  
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'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"

#199580 - 05/01/11 11:37 PM Re: raven seagull sparrow crow [Re: BranShea]  
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Hereabouts "as the crow flies" is what is heard the most.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#199582 - 05/02/11 06:51 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]  
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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.

#199586 - 05/02/11 10:42 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Penelope E.]  
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You know how it is, Zed. In the words of the old song, "Birds gotta swim, fish gotta fly."

#199602 - 05/03/11 11:28 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Faldage]  
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"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."

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#199606 - 05/03/11 02:41 PM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]  
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A crow on your wall??


----please, draw me a sheep----
#199612 - 05/04/11 02:14 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Uh, that would be the poetic license.

#199619 - 05/04/11 02:41 PM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Reminds me: "he was a poet, but did not know it, but his feet
showed it, they were longfellows".


----please, draw me a sheep----
#199649 - 05/05/11 07:14 AM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: LukeJavan8]  
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Yes, I've gotten my Wadsworth out of that over the years.

#199655 - 05/05/11 03:17 PM Re: The origin of Pierre Menard [Re: Tromboniator]  
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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.


----please, draw me a sheep----
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