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  • The two kept it up for a few furlongs before Exhibit abruptly pulled himself up.†   (source)
  • It was the second-fastest ten furlongs ever run in American racing history.†   (source)
  • With five furlongs to go, he reached back and cracked War Admiral once across the hip.†   (source)
  • The first few furlongs went well, but gradually, Seabiscuit began to slow down.†   (source)
  • "That depends on whether or not he can outrun Seabiscuit in the first furlongs," she said.†   (source)
  • Lugging 130 pounds, Ligaroti, and Richardson, Seabiscuit had run nine furlongs in 1:49.†   (source)
  • After six furlongs, they were one-fifth of a second below the track record.†   (source)
  • Now the main retreat was scarcely two furlongs distant.†   (source)
  • The eaves of the forest were very near, probably no more than three furlongs away, but they could go no further.†   (source)
  • With Pollard sitting motionless in the saddle, they reeled off rapid fractions, clipping under the wire after six furlongs.†   (source)
  • A few days later Smith sent Seabiscuit back out again, and again his time was superb, 1:12% for six furlongs.†   (source)
  • It had taken Seabiscuit 1:42 to negotiate eight furlongs on the training track, and that was under strong urging.†   (source)
  • In spite of the pea-soup fog, they caught the Biscuit spinning six furlongs in 1:14, a solid workout.†   (source)
  • Pollard tipped back in the irons and Seabiscuit tugged on his hands, picking off six furlongs in 1:12X, marvelous time.†   (source)
  • With no one on the grounds the least bit interested in watching a claimer, the horse proceeded to work six furlongs in an unbelievably fast 1:1134.†   (source)
  • The true American record was held by Sarazen, who ran ten furlongs in 2:00% at Kentucky's Latonia Racecourse in 1924.†   (source)
  • To quiet the doubters, he gave his word that the public would be able to see Seabiscuit work a full ten furlongs—the race distance—at three-thirty on the afternoon of May 24.†   (source)
  • As the speed collapsed and closers like Kayak got going, Seabiscuit, remarkably, sustained his speed, clocking the second-fastest ten furlongs in American racing history.†   (source)
  • In a driving rainstorm that sent everyone running, Seabiscuit and Kayak blistered six furlongs in 1:13 with Pollard leaning all the way back against the reins, his feet "on the dashboard."†   (source)
  • Hauling a load of 124 pounds, Seabiscuit clipped past the quarter-mile mark in 22% seconds, six furlongs in a breathtaking 1:10%, then a mile in 1:36, each fraction well below the track record for those distances.†   (source)
  • By the rule of thumb that every two to three pounds slows a horse by a length at eight to ten furlongs (a mile to a mile-and-a-quarter), and every pound costs him a length at ten furlongs or more, Seabiscuit was running with massive handicaps.†   (source)
  • One morning, when working all the yearlings over two furlongs—a quarter of a mile—in sets of two, he paired Seabiscuit with Faust, the fastest yearling in the barn and a future major stakes winner.†   (source)
  • The two horses blazed down the backstretch together, cutting six furlongs in 1:11X; though they were set to run a grueling mile and a quarter, the fastest sprinters on earth would have been drained to the bottom to beat such a time.†   (source)
  • We are now within a furlong of the castle.†   (source)
  • But they had not gone more than a furlong when the storm returned with fresh fury.†   (source)
  • It is no more than a furlong off, I guess.†   (source)
  • Smith stood at the finish line as Pollard turned Seabiscuit loose for a nine-furlong workout.†   (source)
  • Smith sent him out one morning for a three-furlong workout.†   (source)
  • And so they came before the Gateway and halted a furlong from the walls.†   (source)
  • Winging the heavy air in a straight flight a crow, maybe, would have flown but a furlong from their hiding-place to the black summit of the nearer tower.†   (source)
  • We have found it, but it lies well back from the water-side here, and runs under the lee of a rock-wall, a furlong or more from the shore.†   (source)
  • The only suitable race that weekend was the seven-furlong Huntington Beach Handicap, in which Rosemont was set to run.†   (source)
  • With a furlong to go, Aneroid's head bobbed in front, just as Rosemont's had done a few months before.†   (source)
  • The track was offering a $50,000 purse for the inaugural Hollywood Gold Cup, a ten-furlong race that promised to become one of the sport's premier events.†   (source)
  • The six-furlong split time for the race was as fast as, or faster than, the winning time of seven of the ten previous runnings of the nation's most prestigious six-furlong stakes race, the Toboggan.†   (source)
  • 3 Officially, there were two ten-furlong times that were faster than Sea-biscuit's, but the American record of 2:00, set by Whisk Broom II at Belmont in 1913, is almost universally regarded as inaccurate, the result of a timer that malfunctioned and recorded a far faster time than the horse ran.†   (source)
  • A few days after Seabiscuit's six-furlong workout, a tipster contacted the local district attorney's office with a startling claim: On the backstretch at Santa Anita a man was preparing to harm Seabiscuit.†   (source)
  • Round a bend, about a furlong from the main road, they met a stout barrier of old farm-carts upturned.†   (source)
  • On the roads nearby nothing was moving now; but Sam feared the watchful eyes on the wall of the Isenmouthe, no more than a furlong away northward.†   (source)
  • Had he been less, had he reached only the common measure of great authors, of Bacon, Milton, Tasso,[652] Cervantes,[653] we might leave the fact in the twilight of human fate: but, that this man of men, he who gave to the science of mind a new and larger subject than had ever existed, and planted the standard of humanity some furlongs forward into Chaos,—that he should not be wise for himself,—it must even go into the world's history, that the best poet led an obscure and profane life, using his genius for the public amusement.†   (source)
  • His tormented body rolled not in brine but in blood, which bubbled and seethed for furlongs behind in their wake.†   (source)
  • That the mother and father, unknown to one another, were dwelling within so many miles, furlongs, yards if you like, of one another.†   (source)
  • A ray of light, beginning at a height immeasurably beyond the nearest stars, and dropping obliquely to the earth; at its top, a diminishing point; at its base, many furlongs in width; its sides blending softly with the darkness of the night, its core a roseate electrical splendor.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I know nothing of your furlongs, but I am sure it is a very long wood, and that we have been winding in and out ever since we came into it; and therefore, when I say that we have walked a mile in it, I must speak within compass.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • —Tomorrow, sir, said Tom Furlong's voice.†   (source)
  • Miss Furlong, may I get you a partner, Mr. Bergin.†   (source)
  • "Julia," said Aunt Kate summarily, "and here's Mr. Browne and Miss Furlong.†   (source)
  • "Miss Furlong, what shall I send you?" he asked.†   (source)
  • Miss Furlong, who was one of Mary Jane's pupils, asked Miss Daly what was the name of the pretty waltz she had played; and Mr. Browne, seeing that he was ignored, turned promptly to the two young men who were more appreciative.†   (source)
  • Mr. Bartell D'Arcy, the tenor, a dark-complexioned young man with a smart moustache, praised very highly the leading contralto of the company but Miss Furlong thought she had a rather vulgar style of production.†   (source)
  • The Young Man's Best Companion, The Farrier's Sure Guide, The Veterinary Surgeon, Paradise Lost, The Pilgrim's Progress, Robinson Crusoe, Ash's Dictionary, and Walkingame's Arithmetic, constituted his library; and though a limited series, it was one from which he had acquired more sound information by diligent perusal than many a man of opportunities has done from a furlong of laden shelves.†   (source)
  • We looked down the whole vista, and saw it closed by iron gates, and it could not have been more than a furlong in length.†   (source)
  • A delicate spire of an ancient building rose up from out of the trees in the middle distance, with a few grey houses clustered about it; while nearer to us, in fact not half a furlong from the water, was a quite modern stone house—a wide quadrangle of one story, the buildings that made it being quite low.†   (source)
  • On this bank or bent of the hill, then, we had our mid-day meal; somewhat early for dinner, if that mattered, but we had been stirring early: the slender stream of the Thames winding below us between the garden of a country I have been telling of; a furlong from us was a beautiful little islet begrown with graceful trees; on the slopes westward of us was a wood of varied growth overhanging the narrow meadow on the south side of the river; while to the north was a wide stretch of mead rising very gradually from the river's edge.†   (source)
  • And then he took a great spear of his squire, and departed his way a furlong.†   (source)
  • Alas, said King Arthur, this is a great mischief, I had liefer than the best realm that I have that I had been a furlong way to-fore him for to have rescued that lady.†   (source)
  • A private wireless telegraph which would transmit by dot and dash system the result of a national equine handicap (flat or steeplechase) of I or more miles and furlongs won by an outsider at odds of 50 to 1 at 3 hr 8 m p.m. at Ascot (Greenwich time), the message being received and available for betting purposes in Dublin at 2.59 p.m. (Dunsink time).†   (source)
  • Our praises are our wages; you may ride 's With one soft kiss a thousand furlongs ere With spur we heat an acre.†   (source)
  • Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground; long heath, brown furze, any thing.†   (source)
  • When we entered the wood, the sun was within half an hour of setting: and a little after it was set, we came into the plain, which was not above two furlongs over, and then we perceived five great wolves cross the road, without taking notice of us, and so swift as though they were pursuing after their prey.†   (source)
  • 48
    I have said that the soul is not more than the body,
    And I have said that the body is not more than the soul,
    And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is,
    And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own
    funeral drest in his shroud,
    And I or you pocketless of a dime may purchase the pick of the earth,
    And to glance with an eye or show a bean in its pod confounds the
    learning of all times,
    And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it
    may become a hero,
    And there is no object s†   (source)
  • Thus leisurely I hastened on my road; Much thought extends a furlong to a league.†   (source)
  • And then he took a great spear of his squire, and departed his way a furlong.†   (source)
  • This John lay still a furlong way <23> or two,
    And to himself he made ruth* and woe.†   (source)
  • So long a space As a swift walker on a measured way Would pace a furlong's course in, there she lay Speechless, with veiled lids.†   (source)
  • Alas, said King Arthur, this is a great mischief, I had liefer than the best realm that I have that I had been a furlong way to-fore him for to have rescued that lady.†   (source)
  • They satte stille well *a furlong way*.†   (source)
  • I walked about a furlong to see if I could find any fresh water, which I did, to my great joy: and taking a quid of tobacco to prevent hunger, I got up into a thick bushy tree, and seating myself so that I could not fall, a deep sleep overtook me, and for that night buried my sorrows in a quiet repose.†   (source)
  • *heed
    His wife bare him a burdoun*, a full strong; *bass <20>
    Men might their routing* hearen a furlong.†   (source)
  • Soon after this, a furlong way or two,<8>
    He privily hath told all his intent
    Unto a man, and to his wife him sent.†   (source)
  • And *less than half a furlong way of space* *immediately* <2>
    Right so as bees swarmen out of a hive,
    Out of the devil's erse there gan to drive
    A twenty thousand friars *on a rout.†   (source)
  • *eased of <15>
    When they were come almost to that city,
    *But if it were* a two furlong or three, *all but*
    A young clerk roaming by himself they met,
    Which that in Latin *thriftily them gret.†   (source)
  • *the time it would take
    "Now, Pater noster, clum,"<32> said Nicholay, to walk a furlong*
    And "clum," quoth John; and "clum," said Alison:
    This carpenter said his devotion,
    And still he sat and bidded his prayere,
    Awaking on the rain, if he it hear.†   (source)
  • Bright was the sun, as in a summer's day,
    For which the Constable, and his wife also,
    And Constance, have y-take the righte way
    Toward the sea a furlong way or two,
    To playen, and to roame to and fro;
    And in their walk this blinde man they met,
    Crooked and old, with eyen fast y-shet.†   (source)
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