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see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
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furlong

[′fər‚lȯŋ]
(mechanics)
A unit of length, equal to ⅛ mile, 660 feet, or 201.168 meters.

furlong

a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
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Student Nicola and Wexford Youths star Danny Furlong, 22, look so in love at her 21st birthday bash last December.
My feeling is she needs to run a very strong race over seven furlongs on our flat tracks to be going over there and running six furlongs in the Golden Jubilee and the July Cup.
But he fell foul of council guidelines when he wrote a strongly worded letter to company director Terry Furlong on Knowsley's headed notepaper.
A half-brother to the classy Group winner Etlaala, he showed plenty of promise in his two races as a juvenile and began the new season with a short-head defeat over seven furlongs at Warwick in April.
A slightly disappointing favourite for a seven-furlong handicap on a return visit to Yarmouth in May, he came to challenge the eventual winner a furlong out but went down by a length and a half.
Traditionally, the draw has always been important over five furlongs at Newcastle, and the stats for this race back it up.
It will make the whole circuit 15 furlongs, so the Gold Cup start will be at the five-furlong start and the Queen Alexandra will start from the seven-furlong.
You just divide the first two numbers in the metres measurement and that gives you the number of furlongs.
Luisant's style of racing suggests he should have no difficulty stepping-up to seven furlongs.
We have worked flat out since last Friday on the problem caused by a blocked drain on nearby land, but there is an area two and a half furlongs out that is heavier and we have moved the straight to the hurdle track to ensure we race.
After ploughing a lone furrow for most of the race, he won the seven furlong maiden in good style
He made all the running when blinkered over seven furlongs to beat the favourite Cloud Dancer by three-quarters of a length in the second of those victories.