Mudcat Café message #1619313 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86906   Message #1619313
Posted By: masato sakurai
03-Dec-05 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells: What means 240 as his speed
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells: What means240 as his speed
I have once consulted a dictionary about this expression.
two-forty [so called fr. its having once been a trotting record] 1: a speed of a mile in two minutes and forty seconds 2: high speed
--Webster's Third New International Dictionary