The mile is an English unit of length equal to 1,760 yards and standardised as ....
The origins of English units are "extremely vague and uncertain", but seem to ...
Jul 6, 2010 ... Let's take a look at the origins of a few units of measure we use every ... If the mile
originated with 5,000 Roman feet, how did we end up with a ...
Mile, any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5280 feet (1.609
km). It originated from the Roman mille passus, or “thousand paces,” which ...
Date: 08/26/2002 at 04:58:39 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: History of one mile
Hi Sara - thanks for writing to Dr. Math. From Russ Rowlett's ...
Mar 9, 1990 ... But where, pray tell, did the mile and, while we're at it, the yard come from? I
mean, 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet can't possibly hold any mystical ...
Mile definition, Also called statute mile. a unit of distance on land in ... thousand" (
neuter plural was mistaken in Germanic as a fem. singular), of unknown origin.
The word “mile” comes from the Latin “mille”, meaning thousand, and a mile was
1,000 Roman strides, a stride being two paces. A mile is equal to 5,280 feet or ...
Jul 3, 2011 ... A 'country mile' is a term used casually in some areas of the English-speaking
world to refer to a very great distance, but what's the origin of the ...
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Pace: The ancient Roman soldiers marched in paces, which were the length of a
double step, about 5 feet; 1,000 paces was a mile. Today, a pace is the length ...