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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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To secure availability to the Miling line, CBH will require to fulfill a minimum volume that is higher than the present average, CBH said.
To secure access to the Miling line, CBH has consented to a fixed cost device that will accelerate freight prices for sites on the Miling line A30Ao - 40Ao per tonne above the evaluated freight rates published in October.
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.
Even if connections decide that miling is the way to go, there are still plenty of bonus races for him and I'm confident he'll clean up wherever he goes.
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.
Nova Hawk Wing - Reveuse De Jour (Sadler's Wells) Ermyn Lodge Stud Bought as a yearling by Marc-Antoine Berghgracht for 18,000gns at Tattersalls October Book 2 Sire top miler narrowly beaten in 2,000 Guineas, has high-class miling filly Shamwari Lodge and Anglo-Irish 2,000 Guineas third Stubbs Art on his stud record; dam placed over 7f at three, half-sister to Lowther Stakes winner and 1,000 Guineas fifth Enthused, out of Coronation Stakes winner Magic Of Life, also produced 7f-1m1f winners Day Ticket and Grand Jour.
In terms of the older horses, that pair are significantly superior to their miling rivals, and although they will clash on a number of occasions, each of them should notch a prolific score.
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.
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.
Canford Cliffs: set for a stellar season in the miling division Afsare (centre, yellow silks) could develop into a high-class middle-distance performer