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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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NAUTICAL MILE--6,080.2 feet, as compared to a land mile of 5,280 feet (1 nautical mile is approximately 1.15 land miles).
Farmers own land miles and miles away from the homestead, to minimise journeys they have very large and wide agri machines to travel from home to their land.
Alaska's famed Prince William Sound includes more than 3,000 shore land miles of bays, coves, and deep fjords topped by the ice-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains.
This distance is 18.2 nautical miles, which is approximately 21 land miles, according to the Channel Swimming Association official website.
According to Obama's EPA, even dry land miles from any "navigable waters" is still subject to EPA's arbitrary and capricious jurisdiction because the rainwater that sinks into the ground is somehow connected to navigable waters.
The fishing vessel was initially reported to be in distress 110 nautical miles - around 126.5 land miles - off the coast, but when the crew arrived the boat was nowhere to be seen.
The Marriage of Nature and Art THE world is a ball feature and form With billions of assorted trees Vast areas of lumpy land Miles of corrugated sand And wild, restless seas.