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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.
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furlong

a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
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