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Bee-line

The line that a bee, takes in making for the hive; the shortest distance between two given points.

“Our footmarks, seen afterwards, showed that we had steered a bee-line to the brig.” —Kane: Arctic Explorations, vol. i. chap. xvii. p. 198.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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