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In allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
- (singular only, idiomatic) A long distance, in terms of dissimilarity or difference.
- Life in the big city was a far cry from his upbringing on a quiet, small farm.
- much: to a great extent or degree
- a far cry taller