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furlong


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furlong  \Fur"long\,  n.  [OE.  furlong,  furlang,  AS  furlang, 
  furlung,  prop.,  the  length  of  a  furrow;  furh  furrow  +  lang 
  long.  See  {Furrow},  and  {Long},  a.] 
  A  measure  of  length;  the  eighth  part  of  a  mile;  forty  rods; 
  two  hundred  and  twenty  yards. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furlong 
  n  :  a  unit  of  length  equal  to  220  yards 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Furlong,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  18925 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Furlong 
  a  stadium,  a  Greek  measure  of  distance  equal  to  606  feet  and  9 
  inches  (Luke  24:13;  John  6:19;  11:18;  Rev.  14:20;  21:16). 
 




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