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survey mile

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n survey mile a U.S. unit of measure equal to 1609.347 meters; derived from the use of 39.37 inches as the conversion for one meter
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Usage

In literature:

I have thus surveyed the country on every side within a dozen miles of where I live.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
Yardley Taylor, who, in 1853, made a most careful survey of the County, fixed its area at 525 square miles.
"History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia" by James W. Head
While engaged in the survey of Ireland, Thomas Drummond in 1826 devised apparatus for signaling many miles, thus facilitating triangulation.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
My dear Lewis has gone eight hundred miles beyond Winnipeg surveying.
"Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum" by Mary Huestis Pengilly
Now, by the last tables of the United States Coast Survey, the shore line of Virginia was 1,571 miles, and of New York 725 miles.
"Continental Monthly, Vol V. Issue III. March, 1864" by Various
Traversing many weary miles of that vast Indian Empire, the survey party reaches the Himalaya range.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
During our survey, we fixed a station upon the extremity of a bleak and desolate point of land running more than a mile into the sea.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
Jack had one day been surveying a piece of land a few miles east of Long Woods.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
The ranch-owner, like Robinson Crusoe, is lord of all he surveys for many miles round.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
A modern survey shows the circumference of Gozo to be a trifle less than twenty-five miles.
"The Story of Malta" by Maturin M. Ballou
The length of the survey from east of Wolf Creek to the connection with the previous survey is 2.5 miles.
"Third Biennial Report of the Oregon State Highway Commission" by S. Benson, W. L. Thompson, R. A. Booth, Herbert Nunn
At a mile off you can survey and anticipate their general direction, at a quarter that distance you must ride every turn.
"Riding Recollections, 5th ed." by G. J. Whyte-Melville
A few miles farther on she stopped the car and after taking a survey of the land, got out and made some chalk marks on a fence.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country" by Janet Aldridge
I was a mile away and on the farther side of the valley before I got rid of enough water to survey for damages.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
The rock derives its name from its having been used by Black Hawk as a point from which he could survey his lands for many miles.
"Ocean to Ocean on Horseback" by Willard Glazier
The floor of this chasm is covered with grey mud, and some five miles out the surveying vessels got fragments of coral rock.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
From the top of an iceberg they surveyed the bay, and believed it extended inland thirty miles.
"North-Pole Voyages" by Zachariah Atwell Mudge
As far back as 1866, a line had been surveyed from Carthage to Harrisville, twenty-one miles.
"The Story of the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg RailRoad" by Edward Hungerford
The surveyors had passed through Megory and extended the survey to the county line, five miles west of the town.
"The Conquest" by Oscar Micheaux
Union included 5,370 square miles, or 3,436,800 acres, at the time this survey was made.
"The Church on the Changing Frontier" by Helen O. Belknap
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In news:

The US Geological Survey said Thursday's magnitude-5.5 quake took place at 2:22 pm and was centered 11 miles from the city of Los Andes.
J MILES CARY/KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL A TVA employee on Dec 23, 2008 surveys the Swan Pond area that was affected by the failure of a retention pond dike the day before.
The small quake hit about a mile west of Clementon at 12:13 am, according to the US Geological Survey.
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit early Thursday and was centered about 107 kilometers (66 miles) northeast of Hachinohe at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 miles).
Employees and residents living and working along the US 36 corridor are being asked to participate in a survey to provide input to the US 36 First and Final Mile study.
The US Geological Survey said the quake 's epicenter was 34 miles (54 kilometers) southwest of San Antonio, Chile.
The US Geological Survey says the 3.9 magnitude quake struck at 8:24 am Sunday and was centered about 5 miles east-southeast of Santa Clarita, California.
The US Geological Survey says the quake 's epicenter was 55 miles north of Coquimbo, Chile, and had a depth of 37 miles.
The US Geological Survey said the quake 's epicenter was 55 miles (88 kilometers) north of Coquimbo, Chile, and had a depth of 37 miles (61 kilometers).
According to the US Geologic Survey, the quake was centered about five miles from Beloeil, Quebec, approximately 60 miles north of the US Border.
According to the US Geological Survey, a 3.3-magnitude quake was recorded about 3:24 am Sunday one mile northeast of Greenbrier in Faulkner County.
39 am at a depth of zero miles, its epicenter 4 miles southeast of Newhall, 4 miles north-northwest of San Fernando and 5 miles north-northwest of Pacoima, according to a computer-generated report from the US Geological Survey.
The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.4 quake struck shortly before 5 pm Monday and was centered about eight miles east of Hesperia.
The US Geological Survey reports that the tremor occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, about 80 miles off the coast of Southhampton on Long Island, around 10:45 Tuesday morning.
The US Geological Survey said it struck at a depth of 6 miles and was 143 miles west of Gold Beach, Ore.
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