from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Russian measure of linear distance equivalent to about two thirds of a mile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Russian unit of length, equivalent to about 1.07 kilometres or about 2/3 of a mile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Russian measure of length containing 3,500 English feet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A simplified spelling of versed.
- n. A Russian measure of length, containing 3,500 English feet, or very nearly two thirds of an English mile, and somewhat more than a kilometer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)
‡ A verst is a measure of length, about 3500 English feet.
 A verst is a measure of length, about 3500 English feet.
Yanansk, Dankov; partly through the Russian words, such as verst
[Footnote 1: A retail shop and tavern combined.] [Footnote 2: A verst is a measure of length, about 3500 English feet.] [Footnote 3: Ermolov, i.e. General Ermolov.
The author of this article, me, Chris Burns, is verst only in the small-time wheatpasting technique and small-town spraypainting.
When I think about our country, how we have thrown away our Constitution, turned our backs against those who needed our help, forced our industrial-military complex down the throats of everyone living in the Third World, promoted racism and militarism throughout the world, then I remember the shortest verst in the Bible: Jesus wept.
Lord of ladders, what for lungitube I Can you read the verst legend hereon?
This time I continued out the village gate and less than a verst up the road to the vineyards.
On one of them sat tall Yankel, his long, curling ear-locks flowing from beneath his Jewish cap, as he bounced about on the horse, like a verst-mark planted by the roadside.
His sons also inspected themselves from head to foot, with some apprehension and an undefined feeling of satisfaction; and all set out together for the suburb, which was half a verst from the Setch.
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