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Crawley

Crooked as Crawley (or) Crawley brook, a river in Bedfordshire. That part called the brook, which runs into the Ouse, is so crooked that a boat would have to go eighty miles in order to make a progress direct of eighteen.(Fuller: Worthies.)

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