half-mile

half-mile

n
half a mile
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Everywhere else it had been ploughed under when the highways were surveyed; this half-mile or so within the pasture fence was all that was left of that old road which used to run like a wild thing across the open prairie, clinging to the high places and circling and doubling like a rabbit before the hounds.
I tried several times more in the course of that long half-mile.
Whether the man was partly blind or only very careless I can't say, but he drove me with that stone in my foot for a good half-mile before he saw anything.
Within a half-mile of it he met Bushrod Albro, a former playfellow and schoolmate, who greeted him warmly.
is doubtless a great man; in his large gardens and that half-mile of greenhouses, where he has probably ripened his intellect and temper, he may say what he will to his hired vassals, but (as the Scotch say) - here
The half-mile course lay the length of the village, through its heart, from the beach where the Arangi had been burned to the beach at the other end of the sea-wall.
It's a good half-mile," said Charles, stepping into the garden.
As the sun rose on the second day of our flight it disclosed the pursuing horde not a half-mile in our rear.
Most likely he had gone for a glass of beer Martin decided, but the half-mile walk down to the village to find out seemed a long journey to him.
Communities that were less than a half-mile from campus were averaging pre-leasing levels of 43% in January, compared to 34% for properties located more than a half mile away.
Located on the south end of the state forest, the hub is expected to be one of the central public access spots for the new trail system, and features a parking lot for cars and horse trailers, a half-mile ADA-compliant accessible hiking trail, an accessible horse-mounting platform, and a half-mile connector to an existing hiking and horseback riding trail.
In 2004, the state ordered landfill operator Casella Waste Systems to pay to test the drinking water of residents on private wells within a half-mile of the landfill.