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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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Going the extra mile: Sergeant Simon Hensley receives his award from outgoing Lord Mayor Anita Ward.
Developing the habit of going the extra mile and rendering service above and beyond your customers' expectations is a smart business decision that pays big dividends.
"In order to improve our overall credibility, we are going the extra mile in trying to be more open and engaging, more proactive, and preemptive in how we do acquisition business," he said.
It is a crowded IT field, but Hayes counts their successful formula as handling client requests promptly and offering some "value-added" service of going the extra mile for customers.
Thanks to NHS, New York banks are going the extra mile in identifying new opportunities in under-served neighborhoods."
Going the extra mile means doing more than you thought you could.