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Air line   Listen
noun
Air line  n.  A path through the air made easy for aerial navigation by steady winds.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Air line" Quotes from Famous Books



... shipments for Venezuela coffees are La Guaira, Puerto Cabello, and Maracaibo. Caracas, the capital, is five miles in an air line from the port of La Guaira; but in ascending the three thousand feet of altitude to the city the railroad twists and turns among the mountains for a distance of twenty-four miles. By rail or motor the trip is one of much ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

... not be so easy of execution as it sounded. To find the ranch and make a safe landing would be a fairly easy task. The ranch was not more than fifty miles distant by air line, and in that sparsely habited country there would be no other similar group of lights to puzzle Bob. Once they had alighted, however, the difficulties would ...
— The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border • Gerald Breckenridge

... doubt that this was the gorge we now call the Grand Canyon. No other answers the description. Cardenas said the width at the top, that is, the "outer" gorge with its broken edge, was three or four leagues or more in an air line.* This is the case at both great bends of the river. The point he reached has usually been put, without definite reason, at about opposite Bright Angel River, say near the letter "L" of the word "Colorado" on the relief map, page 41 op., but here the river comes from the SOUTH-EAST and ...
— The Romance of the Colorado River • Frederick S. Dellenbaugh



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