Pole


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Pole

A unit of area equivalent to 1/320th of one square mile.
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If that was kept up, in forty hours we should reach the pole.
Dorothy reached up both arms and lifted the figure off the pole, for, being stuffed with straw, it was quite light.
Here was I, alone in a punt, without a pole, drifting helplessly down mid-stream - possibly towards a weir.
I explained the matter to them when I got nearer, and they caught me and lent me a pole.
Sancho fell upon his knees devoutly appealing to heaven to deliver him from such imminent peril; which it did by the activity and quickness of the millers, who, pushing against the boat with their poles, stopped it, not, however, without upsetting and throwing Don Quixote and Sancho into the water; and lucky it was for Don Quixote that he could swim like a goose, though the weight of his armour carried him twice to the bottom; and had it not been for the millers, who plunged in and hoisted them both out, it would have been Troy town with the pair of them.
She disappeared into her work-room with the vest, leaving me to confront the Pole, who stood against the door like a wooden figure.
I played with Lena and Prince, I played with the Pole, I went buggy-riding with the old colonel, who had taken a fancy to me and used to talk to me about Lena and the `great beauties' he had known in his youth.
The top of the pole was opposite the roof of the building, so it was but the work of an instant for the muscles that had for years sent him hurtling through the treetops of his primeval forest to carry him across the little space between the pole and the roof.
The party consisted of the Pole, a wretched looking clerk with a spotty face and a greasy coat, who had not a word to say for himself, and smelt abominably, a deaf and almost blind old man who had once been in the post office and who had been from immemorial ages maintained by someone at Amalia Ivanovna's.
Finally one person having no suit appeared in his dressing-gown, but this was too much, and the efforts of Amalia Ivanovna and the Pole succeeded in removing him.
Once more the trick river reversed its current, but this time the Scarecrow was on guard and used the pole to push the raft toward a big rock which lay in the water.
Ten minutes he maka da machine - one barrel, one wheel-hub, two poles, justa like dat.