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Re: Eight miles out...

Posted by Kelvin Tonks on January 28, 2010 at 14:00

In Reply to: Eight miles out... posted by Linda Nybo on January 26, 2010 at 10:25:

: I was told back in the old Vegas days, mugs were told to take a problem patron '8 miles out and 6 feet deep'. Anyone ever hear this one?

Could be an old surveying term: Meaning 8 furlongs.(8 furlongs to 1 statute mile)
The statute mile was defined by an English Act of Parliament during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I - is equal to 1,760 yards ). For surveying, the statute mile is divided into eight furlongs. (KT)