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An approximate distance in the outback, usually taking longer to walk than an actual mile due to the rough nature of the terrain.‘before her lay a walk of three bush miles to her mother's home’‘that ten minutes, like the proverbial bush mile, extended into an hour’
- ‘It would be a journey of twenty to thirty bush miles.’
- ‘I've never been able to work out how long a bush mile is.’
- ‘It was not far to the railroad; a half-mile of hilly country — perhaps a bush mile.’
- ‘It lay no more than one bush-mile inland from the shoreline town.’
- ‘Bush miles seem to vary according to the mood of the fellow you meet.’
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