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. You can't sleep for the piping, and croaking, and chirping.
Time's up!" Another voice answered, "All right!" 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.
This is important to test the autopilot, depth gauge, wind instruments, log (run the measured mile) and anchor alarm.
The JCB Dieselmax, piloted by Andy Green, averaged 308.252mph through a measured mile on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, legendary home of land speed record breaking.
The 29-year-old had allegedly been clocked doing a top speed of 132mph, and an average of 112mph over a measured mile, in his Porsche 911 along the A1 between Morpeth and Newcastle.
The new car builds on the legacy of Thrusts 2 and SSC, combining space, aeronautic and Formula 1 technologies to cross the Measured Mile in just 3.6 seconds.
And while it was team owner Lord Drayson at the wheel for Tuesday's "measured mile" run, it was Jonny who drove the same car to the "flying kilometre" record yesterday after clocking 205.941mph - more than 35mph faster than the previous best.
World land-speed record-breaking is bound by few rules: the car must be continuously controlled by a driver, run on at least four wheels and make two passes through the measured mile within one hour.
Each Friday lunchtime, irrespective of weather conditions, somewhere between 30 and 70 children have been running a measured mile.
Engineer Albert Terry, of Marsh, spent much of his career working on the measured mile in Scotland, a strip of sea where newly-built ships are tested.
They have every right to question their conviction and length of ban after evidence in the Bowyer case that the "measured mile" used by police to test their equipment was short by 34 yards.