# MILE

, a long measure, by which the English, Italians, and some other nations, use to express the distance between places: the same as the French use the word League.

The Mile is of different lengths in different countries, The geographical, or Italian Mile, contains 1000 geometrical paces, mille passus, whence the term Mile is derived. The English Mile consists of 8 furlongs, each furlong of 40 poles, and each pole of 16 1/2 feet: so that the Mile is = 8 furlongs = 320 poles = 1760 yards = 5280 feet.

The following table shews the length of the Mile, or league, in the principal nations of Europe, expressed in geometrical paces;

 Geomet. Paces. Mile of Russa 750 of Italy 1000 of England, 1200 of Scotland and Ireland 1500 Old League of France 1500 Small League, ibid. 2000
 Geomet. Paces. Mean League of France 2500 Great League, ibid. 3000 Mile of Poland 3000 of Spain 3428 of Germany 4000 of Sweden 5000 of Denmark 5000 of Hungary 6000

MILITARY Architecture. The same with Fortification.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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