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Furlong

A measure of length equal to 220 yards or one-eighth of a mile. It is derived from the approximate length of one plowed furrow on an acre of land. Except in horseracing, it is rarely used today.
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Patrick Bernard, defending Ogechi, said his client denied any assault and claimed he had given Mr Furlong a drink.
With Mike Ross injured for last week's opener, Kiwi-born Nathan White started ahead of Furlong whom he replaced in the 63rd minute.
David Hughes, chief executive of NIACE, said he was delighted to welcome Ms Furlong back to NIACE.
We like to keep it as old school as possible," said Furlong, 28, from Essex, England.
And the assault charges are not the only legal allegations leveled at Furlong.
Furlong, who shot to fame aged 13 as Terminator hero John Connor, has a history of drink and drug problems and has had several stints in rehab.
After hitting the front two furlongs out, he pulled almost four lengths clear of the opposition without being asked for maximum effort.
The eight-year-old has performed well in a couple of handicaps over six and seven furlongs in Dubai earlier in the year and he can make his return to these shores a winning one.
If scientists can exactly pinpoint the blind fault, "we could prepare for the ground shaking that an earthquake could cause," says Furlong.
A fully drained and cambered three furlongs had to be constructed to complete a full circuit of the course.
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I accept that trying to convert stones and pounds into kilograms isn't necessarily easy, but turning miles and furlongs into metres is simple.