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furlong
used in The Two Towers

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Definition
a unit of length equal to 220 yards (1/8 of a mile)
  • The eaves of the forest were very near, probably no more than three furlongs away, but they could go no further.
    3.3 — Book 3 Chapter 3 — The Uruk-Hai (61% in)
  • 'Not far ahead now lies Helm's Dike, an ancient trench and rampart scored across the coomb, two furlongs below Helm's Gate.
    3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — Helm's Deep (28% in)
  • Between the Dike and the eaves of that nameless wood only two open furlongs lay.
    3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — Helm's Deep (96% in)
  • 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.
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — The Black Gate is Closed (8% in)

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