The mile is an English unit of length equal to 1,760 yards and standardised as
exactly ...... Adams, Cecil (1990), "What's the origin of miles and yards?
Jul 6, 2010 ... Why do we buy milk and gasoline by the gallon? Where does the abbreviation "lb
" come from? Let's take a look at the origins of a few units of ...
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 _How Many?
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.
Jan 14, 2010 ... A mile was defined to be 80 of Gunter's chains; each chain was 66 feet ... within
the surveying profession concerns the origin of the measuring ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on
universal physical constants. The origin of their definition comes only from