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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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Larry really went the extra mile. He had that "carrot" that no one can resist: free t-shirts.
COLLEAGUES at Sainsbury's Pontllanfraith went the extra mile recently and took part in fundraising for Sports Relief 2012.
A HOME carer, who went the extra mile to help people trapped in the February snow, has been nominated for an award.