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MILE, measure. A length of a thousand paces, or seventeen hundred and sixty yards, or five thousand two hundred and eighty feet. It contains eight furlongs, every furlong being forty poles, and each pole sixteen feet six inches. 2 Stark. R. 89.

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He goes the extra mile to try to help teens in trouble, including Jamie Joel.
Tonight, Nick represents a young boy whose father murdered his mother, and after making a big show of his insensitivity, he actually goes the extra mile for the kid.
He is an avid blood donor, regularly visits patients he has helped in the line of duty, and always goes the extra mile to help others.