As the crow flies, about seven miles, but as the old saying goes, a crow can't fly through rock.
The spy network was discovered when the files were found at headquarters.
While the crow-flies distance across the gaping gorge was only a half-mile, Dean was at least twenty minutes away in driving time.
As the group approached the area, climbers could be seen, bright colored flies tacked on a wall of ice.
He could still picture Ralph slowly turning, the flies beginning to gather.
Although in the case of the majority of Diptera the body is more or less clothed with hair, the hairy covering is usually so short that to the unaided eye the insects appear almost bare; some forms, however, such as the bee-flies (Bombylius) and certain robber-flies (Asilidae) are conspicuously hairy.
Lastly, as regards the phytophagous forms, there can be no doubt that the destruction of grass-lands by "leatherjackets" (the larvae of crane-flies, or daddy-long-legs, - Tipula oleracea and T.
Of Neuroptera there are but few injurious species, and many, such as the lace wing flies (Hemerobiidae), are beneficial.
2, II), while in moths and caddis-flies they are reduced to mere vestiges or altogether suppressed.
Comprises the midges, gnats, crane-flies, gad-flies, &c.
"The flies never trouble me," said the Saw-Horse.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
Around the fire squatted negroes, driving away the flies with long branches.
Can flies know not to bite?
I am very sorry that bumblebees and hornets and birds and large flies and worms are eating all of my father's delicious grapes.
One offered her a clean handkerchief to wipe her charming hands, another spread a jacket under her little feet to keep them from the damp, another hung his coat over the window to keep out the draft, and yet another waved the flies off her husband's face, lest he should wake up.
From the Shevardino Redoubt where Napoleon was standing the fleches were two thirds of a mile away, and it was more than a mile as the crow flies to Borodino, so that Napoleon could not see what was happening there, especially as the smoke mingling with the mist hid the whole locality.
He turns into a bird in his hands and flies away.