furlong

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From Old English furh ‎(furrow) +‎ lang ‎(long); the typical length of a furrow in an average field.

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furlong ‎(plural furlongs)

  1. (archaic) A unit of length equal to 220 yards, ⅛ mile, or exactly 201.168 meters, now only used in measuring distances in horse racing.

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