His tormented body rolled not in brine but in blood, which bubbled and seethed for furlongs behind in their wake.
A vast pulpy mass, furlongs in length and breadth, of a glancing cream-colour, lay floating on the water, innumerable long arms radiating from its centre, and curling and twisting like a nest of anacondas, as if blindly to clutch at any hapless object within reach.
Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.
There are no more uses of "furlong" in the book.
Show samples from other sources
She seized the lead in the final furlong and never looked back.
And then, as they reached the final furlong, my yelling began to die away.