a unit of distance, equal to 220 yards (201 meters) or ⅛ mile (0.2 kilometer). Abbreviation: fur.
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How to use furlong in a sentence
If you text a friend asking them to go for a trail run or a bike ride and propose the distance to them in furlongs or rods, please send me a screenshot that includes their reaction.
But furlong became legally emancipated that same year, at the age of 16.The John Connor Curse: Nick Stahl, Edward Furlong and Christian Bale | Marlow Stern | May 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A mile-way is twenty minutes; a furlong-wey is two minutes and a half; and the double of it is five minutes.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
A furlong-wey meant the time during which one can walk a furlong, at three miles an hour.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
Then the steady gallop of Rollo told once more—another furlong, and the Ismaelian would face his doom.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for furlong
a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
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