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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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My colleague Brian McGrane literally went the extra mile after being nominated by colleagues to take part in Justin's Sport Relief Mile challenge which saw the supermarket's chief executive run 32 miles across country from March 14 to 17.
However, Scott Tepper of Hidden Hills, called the claims a smoke screen and said the developer went the extra mile to mitigate impacts to the spineflower.
I'm sorry about it if he feels that way, but I really feel I went the extra mile to try to accommodate him.
Art Director Eric Collander also went the extra mile, leaving aside his affinity for color illustration and arranging the text and the old photographs to bring out the emotion and drama of the history.