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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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But Myles says his favorite result so far has been a party for an entire school that was hosted by Friendly's Ice Cream in his honor.
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Myles will moderate the public event, and the presenters include Laura Boeckman, Margery Golant, Hugo Alvarez, and Victoria Butler of the Attorney General's Office, who is also the incoming chair of the committee.
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Throughout these essays, Myles possesses a direct engagement with each work at the level of emotion, a quality that many art critics today too often lack.
Kenzie is not sure she can trust Myles if he lied about who he is what else has he lied about but at the same time feels she has no one else to turn to.
Yet Myles was a soft-spoken man whose public achievements did not flow from a naturally gregarious personality.
Anyone who watched Kim Myles triumph on season two of HGTV's "Design Star" knows that this former New York City hairdresser has the style savvy to transform any space from lackluster to chic.
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Mark's Poetry Project, Myles has written over a dozen books of poetry, prose, and plays.