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Posted By: Ferrara
09-Dec-05 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: Jingle Bells: What means 240 as his speed
Subject: RE: Jingle Bells: What means240 as his speed
The speed may have been expressed in a standard measure, for instance it could refer to the time to cover some standard distance, such as the length in furlongs of some specific race track (probably an English one)?

I'm sure a racing association would know! -- But you wouldn't want a REALLY fast horse pulling your open sleigh anyway.