the distance walked by a condemned person from his or her cell to the place of execution.
The phrase used to describe one of the problems in attaining higher-speed, higher-capacity information flow to every household. It refers to the copper telephone wire that still carries information to households. The limited capacity of the wire slows data transmission even though it is possible to send data over high-capacity systems from anywhere in the world to within the “the last mile” (give or take) before the house. The use of cable technology, fiber optic technology, and wireless satellite technology are several of the solutions used to address this problem.
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. another term for surname (sense 1)
noun 1. a historical novel (1826) by James Fenimore Cooper.
[last, lahst] /læst, lɑst/ verb (used without object) 1. to go on or continue in time: The festival lasted three weeks. 2. to continue unexpended or unexhausted; be enough: We’ll enjoy ourselves while our money lasts. 3. to continue in force, vigor, effectiveness, etc.: to last for the whole course. 4. to continue or remain […]
noun 1. See under 2 (def 7). [pohst] /poʊst/ noun 1. a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed: a diplomatic post. 2. the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier, sentry or nurse. 3. a military station with permanent buildings. 4. a local unit […]