Definitions

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  • n. an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards (1481 meters, 4860 feet).

Etymologies

Roman + English mile (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • South-southwest of Beitjibrin -- in all probability Eleutheropolis-and it little over a Roman mile therefrom is a site called Marash, which is possibly the representative of the ancient Mareshah.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • This great mosque covers the whole consecrated ground of the Jewish temple, and constitutes almost a square of 760 toises, or one Roman mile in circumference.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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