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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.
A HOME carer, who went the extra mile to help people trapped in the February snow, has been nominated for an award.
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.