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  • n  a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
  • n  a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  • n  a large distance
    he missed by a mile
  • n  a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
  • n  a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
  • n  an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
  • n  a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
  • n  a footrace extending one mile
    he holds the record in the mile

  • When Runner Glenn Cunningham first made sport headlines in 1931, the world's record for a mile on foot was 4 min.
  • No one knows what or who lies at the end of the 6-mile-long valley because no one has been able to make it that far.
  • Fanned by 35-mile-an-hour gusts, fireballs leaped to other fully loaded planes, trapping the pilots inside.
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  • 93-mile rail trail construction to start in Vt.
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Construction is to start this summer on a 93-mile-long rail trail from St. Johnsbury to Swanton, Vt.        
    June 17, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Accident closes 10-mile stretch of Interstate 78 West in Berks County
    A series of events involving a bus fire and a tractor trailer accident closed a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 78 in Berks County for nearly two hours Monday. It all began with a fire on a Greyhound bus in the westbound lanes of I-78, at mile-marker 22, in Upper Bern Township, state police said. The fire created a lengthy traffic backup, causing three tractor trailers to crash at mile-marker 25.7 ...
    June 17, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
  • Kitten Survives 1,000-Mile Trip in Engine
    A 3-week-old kitten survived a 1,000-mile trip across two states inside the engine of a Honda Fit and is expected to make a full recovery. “I was concerned about this kitten because it had been in the car engine for two to three days,” Julia...        
    June 17, 2013 - ABC News

  • Robby Albarado in ESPN
    If this is like other catastrophic failures of technological systems in modern history whether it was the sinking of the Titanic, Three Mile Island or the loss of the Challenger, we will likely discover that there was a cascade of failures:... Jeff Bingaman May 11, 2010 63559 84803 mile I thought I had a different horse the first quarter of mile," Albarado said after his first Preakness victory. "He started a 2-year-old and finished a 5-year-old."
  • Michael Hayden in Ninemsn
    Hayden described "the sheer challenge of surveying every square mile of that inhospitable and dangerous region", and said "part of the explanation for his survival lies in the fact that he has worked to avoid detection".

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