Scots Mile financial definition of Scots Mile
An obsolete Scottish unit of length equivalent to 1,760 yards, with some minor regional variations.
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The old Scottish miles were 1975 yards in length, as in "the lang Scots miles
" in Robert Burns poem Tam O'Shanter, the ones that Tam didn't think about while "bousing at the nappy." Miles today measure only 1760 yards.