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Mile - Wikipedia

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The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and ...... Adams, Cecil (1990), "What's the origin of miles and yards?

Why Are There 5,280 Feet in a Mile? Making Sense of ... - Mental Floss

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Jul 6, 2010 ... Let's take a look at the origins of a few units of measure we use every day. ... Since a furlong was 660 feet, we ended up with a 5,280-foot mile.

The Straight Dope: What's the origin of miles and yards?

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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 ...

Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? | Peter S Magnusson

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Sep 15, 2009 ... I have yet to find a proper and complete write-up of the origins. ... Hence, 5000 feet to the mile, a general measure that survived throughout ...

Mile, Nautical and Statute - Dictionary definition of Mile, Nautical and ...

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The statute mile has it origins in Roman times where a measure of a thousand paces, mille passum, was used for large distances. For the Romans, a pace was  ...

Origins of Knot and Nautical Mile - Aviation Articles by GlobalAir.com

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Jun 1, 2006 ... On June 26th it will be the sixtieth anniversary of the day that the United States Army Air Forces and the United States Navy officially adopted ...

Mile | Define Mile at Dictionary.com

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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.

Why Is A Mile 5,280 Feet? | A Moment of Science - Indiana Public ...

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Oct 14, 2011 ... Our word “mile” comes from the Latin “mille,” which referred to the Roman mile. The Roman mile had military origins, since it was the equivalent ...

etymology - Origin of the term 'country mile'? - English Language ...

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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 ...

Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? - Ask History

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Oct 29, 2014 ... The marathon may have ancient roots, but the foot race's official length of 26.2 miles wasn't established until the 20th century. The first ...

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mile | unit of measurement | Britannica.com

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Sep 29, 2006 ... Mile, any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1.609 km). It originated from the Roman mille passus, or “thousand ...

History of the Mile - Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

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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 ...

Origins of Measurements - Fact Monster

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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 ...