measured mile


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measured mile

In maritime navigation, distance precisely measured and marked, used by a vessel to calibrate its log.
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From the western gate aforesaid the highway, as every Wintoncestrian knows, ascends a long and regular incline of the exact length of a measured mile, leaving the houses gradually behind.
When I have been on river service I have heard it at night like the engine-room when you are on the measured mile.
and, after an interval, Geoffrey Delamayn appeared on the open ground, proceeding to the point from which he was accustomed to walk his measured mile.
Jonathan Tubb, managing director of Advanced Fuel Systems, says: "At the end of the measured mile, during the deceleration process, the jet engine still needs to be running because it's consuming a huge amount of air at the front of the car.
Riding the high-powered superbike over a measured mile will be Isle of Man TT racer and multiple speed record holder Guy Martin.
In 2006 he helped then Newcastle United star Lee Bowyer escape a lengthy driving ban after he was clocked doing 132mph, and an average of 112mph over a measured mile, in his Porsche 911 along the A1.
361mph for a measured mile and then repeated the drive in the opposite direction for the record to stand.
248mph on its first run over the measured mile at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats on August 22 2006.
In 1907, he became known as "The Fastest Man on Earth" for roaring through a measured mile at 136.
AA MEASURED mile was marked out in the village of Skelmorlie on the Firth of Clyde in 1866 so shipyards could test the top speed of their vessels before handing them over to their new owners.