Mile

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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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Following a delay in funds sent from America, Nicholson travels from Galway to Urlingford with a shilling, spending "two pence for three potatoes and a night's lodging," walking on occasion "some eighteen Irish miles, in clay and over tedious mountains," entering cabins for shelter, discovering people's homes in dens and mountain caves and finding "patient misery" in yet a "new habiliment.

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