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  • THE LAST MAJOR section of Interstate 95 to open between Manhattan and Boston was a sixteen-mile whip of road connecting the east side of the Thames River, in Groton, Connecticut, with the Rhode Island border.

    The King's Best Highway

  • We had thought of halting at the sixteen-mile flag, as we called it -- the mark at thirty kilometres from Framheim -- and waiting for the others to come up, but as the weather was of the best, calm and clear, and with our tracks on the way south perfectly plain, I decided to go on.

    The South Pole~ The End of the Winter

  • In fact, her best friend, Vanessa, recently talked her into buying a neon spandex Halloween costume, and her nine-year-old neighbor, Claire, somehow got her to participate in a sixteen-mile walkathon.

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  • On our second day of riding, we had to climb Stephens Pass, a sixteen-mile climb up a 9 percent grade in 40-degree weather.

    The Power of a Positive Teen

  • It was a sixteen-mile walk over asphalt, blistering to the heels, and we were acutely hungry.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • I wanted to see the lower part of Havasupai, but as my sister had little desire to make the sixteen-mile round trip, I arranged to meet Jean-Marc and Chad at the river by ten the next morning to make the return trek together.

    127 Hours

  • We had thought of halting at the sixteen-mile flag, as we called it — the mark at thirty kilometres from Framheim — and waiting for the others to come up, but as the weather was of the best, calm and clear, and with our tracks on the way south perfectly plain, I decided to go on.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912

  • The next Saturday was a festive day for New Iberia, featuring a citywide cleaning of the streets by volunteers, a free crawfish boil in City Park, and a sixteen-mile foot race that began with a grand assemblage of the runners under the trees by the recreation center.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce

  • Have just returned from a sixteen-mile ride, visiting picket posts.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • And we, willing to repose after a sixteen-mile afternoon-walk, lounged upon sofa or tilted in rocking-chair, taking the available mental food, namely, "Godey's Lady's Book" and the Almanac.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862

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