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. Then, astounded by the quantity of beer that was lacking, and remembering having seen stale beer made to foam afresh, I took a stick and stirred what was left till it foamed to the brim.
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.
on the Solar Lit Trails at Pleasant Valley in Woodstock (half-mile beginner loop) or Hickory Grove Highlands in Cary (one mile intermediate loop).
The local entrant is a half-mile segment of Interstate 81 near Crooked Hill Road in Susquehanna Township.
Matt Bevin announced approval of $802,000 in Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) funding to reconstruct a half-mile section of U.S.