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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfurlongfur‧long /ˈfɜːlɒŋ $ ˈfɜːrlɒːŋ/ noun [countable]  HMa unit for measuring length, equal to about 201 metres, which is used in horse racing. There are eight furlongs in a mile.
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furlongHe shall put 1 row of dung on 1 furlong for 2 works.A furlong short of the small covert where the fox had started she slipped from Fontana's back.She will have learned from that experience and the extra furlong tomorrow will suit her perfectly.Roberts, riding Pride Of King, caused interference inside the final furlong in the same race.But he led the field a merry dance until being overhauled inside the final furlong.Tomorrow's distance of two miles four and a half furlongs should suit Mighty Mogul even more.Andre Fabre's colt was supplemented yesterday for the Group One contest over six furlongs.Two furlongs, I thought frivolously, to put it suitably.
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