milepost

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milepost stone post at side of a road to show distances
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Milepost A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place.
    • Milepost An event or accomplishment marking a significant advance in an endeavor; a notable achievment; as, putting a man in orbit was a big milepost on the way to the moon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n milepost A post set up to mark distance by miles along a highway or other line of travel.
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Usage

In literature:

The Christmas holidays came, and went by like mileposts from the window of an express train.
"A Modern Chronicle, Complete" by Winston Churchill
It marks a white milepost in the onward and upward march of Freedom.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
Should there be mileposts they are busied with them only, and they will draw dials from their pokes to time themselves.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
I asked him to indicate what in his opinion would be the next great milepost of Smuts' progress.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
I am sure no man of brilliant mind can pass this milepost and not hitch his team and do some precious loading.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
Close to the line was a milepost indicating that a certain Dutch town was two miles west.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
He glimpsed the stone mileposts flash past.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
It was funny how little things could mark mileposts in a man's life.
"Assassin" by Jesse Franklin Bone
We moved on down the valley pike, noting as we went the terrible havoc the war had made, commenting on what we called Jackson's mileposts, viz.
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
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In poetry:

"Now carry her upon your right and go on straight along,
Keep goin' till at last you sight a milepost pointin' wrong;
The peg has been uprooted clean, it's leanin' be a tree
Two miles from there, but this is where the beggarin' thing should be.
"The Road to Danahey's" by John O Brien

In news:

The proposed toll is based on a 2-cents-a-mile charge that would be imposed at a single site in Sussex County at milepost 22.
Columbus Mileposts Jan 25, 1890: United Mine Workers form.
Driving north of Portland on Interstate 5 recently, I noticed a switch on one of the monument towers near milepost 63 in the vicinity of Toledo, Wash.
Columbus Mileposts Nov 28, 1863: Confederate general shows daring during escape from Ohio Pen.
Columbus Mileposts Oct 4, 1823: Deathly sickness wipes out frontier families.
The WSDOT said eastbound I-90 is back open at Tinkham Road at milepost 47 near Snoqualmie Pass.
The Ouray County Sheriff Department received a call last Friday, Nov 9, regarding a "possibly unresponsive" person at the south end of Ironton Park, on Highway 550 near milepost 85, said Sheriff Junior Mattivi.
Columbus Mileposts Dec 8, 2004: Man fatally shoots 4 at heavy-metal concert.
On Saturday, Nov 24, 2012, just before 11 pm, Idaho State Police were called to a one-vehicle roll over crash westbound I84 at milepost 150, in Gooding County.
Columbus Mileposts Nov 25, 1950: OSU-Michigan rivalry has icy past.
30 pm the trooper pulled over a driver for speeding near milepost 46.
Chinook Helicopter pulling a bucket full of water from the Columbia river to the Milepost.
The season's last nighttime closure at the tunnel, located at milepost 56 on OR 58 (Willamette Hwy), will be Thursday, October 11.
The outage occurred around 8 pm in the Highway 36 area west of milepost 41.
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. One lane of I-5 South is open, two miles south of Cottage Grove at milepost 173, after a semi truck overturned.
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In science:

We merely choose a few mileposts and evaluate the cost in qubits of the Compact mapping deļ¬ned above of those calculations on quantum hardware.
Back to the Future: A roadmap for quantum simulation from vintage quantum chemistry
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