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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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a measure of length used in the national nonmetric systems of units; now used mainly in navigation.

The USSR and most other countries use the nautical mile, which, according to the International Hydrographic Conference of 1929, is equal to 1.852 km, or the average length of 1’ of the arc of a meridian. One nautical mile is equal to 10 cable lengths.

In Great Britain 1 nautical mile equals 1.853184 km, and 1 statute land mile equals 1.609344 km (it is also used in the USA). A geographic mile (German) is equal to 1/15° of the equator, or 7.4204 km. The old Russian mile was equal to 7.46760 km; the old Roman mile, to 1.481 km.


A unit of length in common use in the United States, equal to 5280 feet, or 1609.344 meters. Abbreviated mi. Also known as land mile; statute mile.


1. a unit of length used in the U.K., the US, and certain other countries, equal to 1760 yards. 1 mile is equivalent to 1.609 34 kilometres
3. See Swedish mile
4. any of various units of length used at different times and places, esp the Roman mile, equivalent to 1620 yards
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The Racing Post analysis of the race called the performance "undeniably one of the greatest miling performances of the modern era" and it was the benchmark to which the great mare is judged every time she steps out in front of her adoring public.
The proposal includes a continuation of access to all Tier 1 and Tier 2 rail lines with CPI increase, with the agreement including the Miling Line.
He said, Brookfield Rail had flagged some time ago that they were not planning to offer access to the Miling Line in the future so this a great outcome for the grain growers of WA.
The three-year-old fillies' miling scene is a minefield, so the Freddie Head-trained Moonlight Cloud can only be a tentative selection.
In the older miling division Canford Cliffs picks himself, despite Goldikova staying on for another season.
Parents and students in Miling have reason to celebrate as Term 2 begins, as their local primary school has been re-established.
Education Minister Peter Collier today announced that Miling Primary School has been re-established as a local primary school, with its own principal as well as teaching and support staff.
of two-year-olds 73 ONE of the most consistent horses of his generation, Jeremy's profile combines commercial miling speed with the leading stallion family of Japanese sensation Deep Impact and Shadwell stalwart Nayef, writes Nancy Sexton.
3Canford Cliffs (4yo) Richard Hannon On the evidence of last year Canford Cliffs could clean up in the top-class miling division this season.
He was mega impressive in a valuable sales race at Newmarket on his second and final Canford Cliffs: set for a stellar season in the miling division start, showing a smart turn of foot under softening conditions.
Canford Cliffs: set for a stellar season in the miling division Afsare (centre, yellow silks) could develop into a high-class middle-distance performer
Nolen, who could be back at Ascot next year on the star miling mare Typhoon Tracy, summed up the day for more than himself when he said: "It's different.