How to use Furlongs in a sentence
She had got the race won two furlongs out.
Mick got off him at Windsor and said go seven furlongs with him.
It has been shown (31) that the old English mile, at least as far back as the 13th century, was of 10 and not 8 furlongs.
The "old London mile" was 5000 ft., and probably this was the mile which was modified to 5280 ft., or 8 furlongs, and so became the British statute mile.
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Did she not handle the dirt, fail to stay the 6 furlongs or did she run her race in that last workout?
In recent years the first few furlongs contained no running rail, just open heath.
Kempes hit the front one and a half furlongs out and soon ran clear of his field.
It was therefore equal to 79,200 in., and divided decimally into 10 furlongs 100 chains, or 1000 fathoms. For the existence of this fathom (half the Belgic pertica) we have the proof of its half, or yard, needing to be suppressed by statute (9) in 1439, as "the yard and full hand," or about 40 in., -- evidently the yard of the most usual old English foot of 13.22, which would be 39.66.