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a unit of length used in navigation

a former British unit of length once used in navigation

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a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters)

an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

a footrace extending one mile

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If the crust is of sufficient thickness we shall come to a final stop between six and seven hundred miles beneath the earth's surface; but during the last hundred and fifty miles of our journey we shall be corpses.
It was now but 140 degrees, although we had penetrated to a depth of nearly four miles.
From hence, the general course of the river for about seventy miles was nearly southeast; varying in breadth according to its bays and indentations, and navigable for vessels of three hundred tons.
Some miles further on they came to the great Columbian Valley, so called by Lewis and Clarke.
With the hard trail, and in the absence of fresh snow, Daylight planned to make the camp of Forty Mile on the fourth night.
They failed to make Forty Mile that night, and when they passed that camp next day Daylight paused only long enough to get the mail and additional grub.
Then it moved away two or three miles, leaving a phosphorescent track, like those volumes of steam that the express trains leave behind.
Towards two o'clock in the morning, the burning light reappeared, not less intense, about five miles to windward of the Abraham Lincoln.
Through the glasses objects appeared to be only four miles distant.
Besides," added Barbicane, "even to the most piercing eye a man cannot be distinguished farther than three and a half miles off; so that, if there are any Selenites, they can see our projectile, but we cannot see them.
This river is situated about sixty miles south of Port St.
I rose up, and there was Jackson's Island, about two mile and a half down stream, heavy timbered and standing up out of the middle of the river, big and dark and solid, like a steamboat without any lights.
When the sun rose, and, for awhile, cleared away the mysterious mists, Suliman's Berg with the two majestic Breasts, now only about twenty miles off, seemed to be towering right above us, and looked grander than ever.
The next morning at dawn they espied the coast, and John Bunsby was able to assert that they were not one hundred miles from Shanghai.
The principal aim of his journey was to reconnoitre Lake Tchad, from which he was still three hundred and fifty miles distant.