What does the word furlong mean?

Usage examples for furlong

  1. It was on a hot Saturday in July that Susan, leaving the office at two o'clock, met the lovely Mrs. John Furlong on the shore road. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  2. John Furlong told Susan a great deal of his new yacht, rattling off technical terms with simple pride, and quoting at length one of the men at the ship- builders' yard. – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris