One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘I've never been able to work out how long a bush mile is.’
- ‘Bush miles seem to vary according to the mood of the fellow you meet.’
- ‘It would be a journey of twenty to thirty bush miles.’
- ‘It lay no more than one bush-mile inland from the shoreline town.’
- ‘It was not far to the railroad; a half-mile of hilly country — perhaps a bush mile.’
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