from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to three miles.


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  • The EF-5 tornado, which raked a three-mile path of destruction through the small town of Smithville, packed 205 miles-per-hour winds, according to the National Weather Service.

    South Settles Into Slow Rhythm of Recovery Ryan Dezember 2011

  • We have been warned that the three-mile lake is sometimes blocked by ice dams even in the middle of summer, so we are relieved to find the water empty of icebergs.

    Ice cold in Alaska 2012

  • So, we live on this hellaciously hilly three-mile loop.

    Maria Rodale: Learning to Run Maria Rodale 2010

  • Lynne Cox has swum the Mediterranean, the three-mile Strait of Messina, under the ancient bridges of Kunning Lake, below the old summer palace of the emperor of China in Beijing.

    Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox: Book summary 2010

  • After once running them in full packs on a three-mile obstacle course over walls, under barbed wire, through icy streams, and up and down hills, the men collapsed gasping for air.

    Wild Bill Donovan Douglas Waller 2011

  • So, we live on this hellaciously hilly three-mile loop.

    Maria Rodale: Learning to Run Maria Rodale 2010

  • I drove down the highway to the camp with a three-mile smile plastered on my face.

    Live and Let Love Andrea Buchanan 2011

  • The three-mile bridge—situated 13 miles north of the city—connects Rockland and Westchester counties, spanning an especially wide section of the Hudson River.

    Looking to Pension Funds to Pay for Projects Jacob Gershman 2011

  • Along the first three-mile stretch of trail, one of the things we spoke of was how amazing it would be to stand on a ledge below an overhanging waterfall and watch the water cascade in front of you.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery Jack Canfield 2011

  • Experts estimate that a 750ml bottle of wine at 190g CO2 per glass equates roughly to the carbon emissions released by a three-mile car journey.

    New Zealand wine first in world to come with carbon footprint label Rebecca Smithers 2010


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