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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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(32) Flights miles are calculated as "statute miles," which equal 1.15 times the nautical flight miles for a trip.
It opens with thirty-four "new" poems, which were written "not in the last year or two but in the last fifteen," and continues with comprehensive selections from Mehrotra's four books of verse: Nine Enclosures (1976), Distance in Statute Miles (1982), Middle Earth (1984), and The Transfiguring Places (1998).
With a maximum gross payload capacity of 127,100 pounds, the medium wide-body 767 Freighter has a flight range of 2,922 nautical miles (3,362 statute miles).
These last two crossings complete Will's goal of paddling 300 documented statute miles in the California Channel Islands.
While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth's Moon for three days in December 1972, they drove their mission's Lunar Roving Vehicle 19.3 nautical miles (22.21 statute miles or 35.74 kilometers).
Those of us who calculate our fuel consumption tend to do so in statute miles per imperial gallon.
The average length of a flight is 938 statute miles in March 2012, compared to 939 statute miles in March 2011.
It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles (about 575 statute miles).
Built between 1807 and 1810, the lighthouse stands at 35m high and the light can be seen up to 35 statute miles inland.
The average length of its flights last month was 239 statute miles, an increase from 227 statute miles in November 2009.
On the water, the distance to the horizon in statute miles is about 1-1/3 times the square root of your height above the water.
In the FedEx Express operation, the 777 Freighter can fly 5,800 nautical miles (6,675 statute miles, 10,740 km), an increase of 2,100 nautical miles (2,410 statute miles, 3,890 km) versus the airlines MD-11 Freighter fleet.