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furlong
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Moby Dick
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  • 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.

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  • 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.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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