By a mile - If you miss, lose, win, etc, something by a mile, there is a considerable difference in standard oir performance between you and the others. ('By miles' is also used.)
Country mile - (USA) A country mile is used to describe a long distance.
Go the extra mile - If someone is prepared to go the extra mile, they will do everything they can to help or to make something succeed, going beyond their duty what could be expected of them .
Hard miles - If you have done the hard miles, you have done the hard difficult work and that makes you eligible to comment or participate in something.
Mile a minute - To do something very quickly. For example: He was talking a mile a minute.
Miss is as good as a mile - A miss is as good as a mile means that if you fail, even by the smallest margin, it is still a failure.
Run a mile - If someone "Runs a mile", they do everything they can to avoid a situation. Example: "I was worried that he'd take one look at me and run a mile."
Square Mile - (UK) The Square Mile is the City, the financial area of London.
Walk a mile in my shoes - This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
Walk the green mile - Someone or something that is walking the green mile is heading towards the inevitable.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. mīl, fr. L. millia, milia,; pl. of mille, a thousand, i. e., milia passuum, a thousand paces. Cf. Mill the tenth of a cent, Million
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mil; Fr. mille; both a contr. of L. mille passuum, a thousand paces.
It is a somewhat irregular circle, about 60 miles in diameter, and containing an area of 2,700 square miles.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Its length, upon an entire comparative course, is 1870 miles, and upon a particular course, about 3000 miles.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
It is eight miles long, and from half a mile to a mile wide.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
The width of the marsh or meadow in here is about half a mile to a mile.
"The Young Alaskans in the Rockies" by Emerson Hough
They were out on the plain, nearly a mile off.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The rills, on the other hand, are actually fissures, about a mile or so in width and about a quarter of a mile in depth.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
The infantry pickets ought to be out three or four miles, but they are not a mile and a half advanced from the camp.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
We left the Tweed when we were within about a mile and a half or two miles of Clovenford, where we were to lodge.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
This concession, about fifteen miles long and ten miles across, was designated Kiao-chau.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
A part of this line, 130 miles long, was opened to traffic in 1856, and the remaining ninety miles the year following.
"The Railroad Question" by William Larrabee
All is well: come, girls and boys,
Not a weary mile is vain!
Hark—dim laughter's radiant noise!
See the windows through the rain!
"Traveller's Song" by George MacDonald
A mile frae the shore o' the Deid Sea
The army haltit ae nicht;
Lord Archie was waukrife, an' oot gaed he
A walkin i' the munelicht.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
If he would come to-day, to-day, to-day,
O, what a day to-day would be!
But now he's away, miles and miles away
From me across the sea.
"If" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
He gave us hope, He gave us strength;
For us His prairies smile,
The new world's untouched soils for us
Spread boundless, mile on mile.
"The Irish Emigrant. 1883" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
"When it was over, for a whim,
He ran to tell the King;
And being the reverse of slim,
A two-mile trot was not for him
A very easy thing.
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
"Some two miles off, as near a wood,
Of deepest gloom I stray'd;
Struck by strange sounds, I wond'ring stood,
They echoed from the shade."
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
It was centered about 50 miles (84 kilometers) from Santiago and 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the city of Los Andes.
In all, the dam 's removal opened 33 miles of new spawning and rearing grounds for steelhead and 14 miles for salmon in the river's basin.
It's a trip I look forward to every year, and for a race fan, what could be better- two days of racing, a total of 600 miles around the concrete Monster Mile.
Westmiller said the sheen of fuel from the dredge stretched 1 mile wide by 2 miles long but had not reached the shore by early Thursday evening.
So you've got legs that go on for miles and miles.
No major damage or injury occurred, but houses shook and loud bangs were heard across the region, as the seismic incident unfolded about three miles underground, 20 miles west of Portland.
The epicenter was located 12 miles west of Perry and 22 miles east of Enid.
The US Geological Survey said on its website that the 2.8-magnitude earthquake struck Friday about 3 miles from Timpson, a town of about 1,000 people located about 70 miles southeast of Tyler.
The Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii, is an extreme event a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, topped off by a marathon.
The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, is an extreme event — a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike ride, topped off by a marathon.
Whether you're an LSU fan or not, or whether you're a Les Miles fan or not, be thanksful this holiday season for Les Miles.
After Arkansas offered Les Miles a 5 year $27.5 million contract to be their next head football coach, LSU responded by making Miles an even richer man.
If you know of a team, group, individual or organization that has gone the Extra Mile on the field or in the community, you can nominate them for the Gregg Young Extra Mile Award by filling in the information requested below.
Today's 122-mile run from Orchies to the fishing port of Boulogne-sur-Mer features five small climbs in the last 22 miles that could make for a dramatic finish.
Hundred of miles from any power supply the Donlin Gold Mine relies entirely on diesel fuel to operate but plans to build a 300 mile natural gas pipeline to the gold mine could change the that.
Neal et al., The Stanford Two-Mile Accelerator, Benjamin, New York, 1968.
Results from a Prototype Chicane-Based Energy Spectrometer for a Linear Collider
Miles, Jr., E. P., Generalized Fibonacci numbers and associated matrices, Amer.
Generalized Fibonacci Numbers and Blackwell's Renewal Theorem
Miles, Generalized Fibonacci Numbers and Associated Matrices.
Determinantal and Permanental Representation of Generalized Fibonacci Polynomials
Miles, Generalized Fibonacci Numbers and Associated Matrices.
Determinantal and permanental representation of generalized bivariate Fibonacci p-polynomials
Macdonald, I.G., Symmetric funtions and Hall polynomials, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, New York/London, 1995. Miles, E., Generalized Fibonacci numbers and related matrices, Amer.
A determinant of generalized Fibonacci numbers