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
The course is about a mile and a half in circumference, and the "straight" about five furlongs in length.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
From thence they departed seven hundred and fifty furlongs, and came to Characa, to the Jews that are called Tubianites.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Sultan, without more urging, had made the furlongs fly in gallant style, and it was time to be looking out for my landmarks.The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
You may ride 's / With one soft kiss a thousand 40 furlongs ere / With spur we heat an acre.
She was not two furlongs away, and she held dead upon her course, till at last those galleys saw that she would not sink alone.Fair Margaret | H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for furlong
a unit of length equal to 220 yards (201.168 metres)
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