Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A measure of length in Turkey and Persia, and formerly in Russia.

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  • noun An obsolete Russian length unit, equal to 71.12 centimeters.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • While a machine is like an arshin (yardstick), it contains exactly so much as the work required.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • HER, I shall take him so, by the front of his coat, and lift him up an arshin [The arshin = 2 feet 3 inches.] or two with one hand, and just hold him there, so that he may feel my strength and cease from his conduct.

    Youth

  • Yes, the once blue eyes had turned to grey, and the figure added half an arshin to its stature as, standing as erect as a newly made nail, and pressing both feet together, the foreman stretched himself to his full height, and shouted with his mouth open to its widest extent:

    Through Russia

  • The day in question was the Friday in Holy Week, and, as night drew on, drippings were becoming congealed into icicles half an arshin long, and in the snow-stripped ice of the river only the dun hue of the wintry clouds was reflected.

    Through Russia

  • Her whole time was spent in making patchwork quilts with knitting-needles that were an arshin [An ell.] long.

    Poor Folk

  • Sometimes Vologonov knocks at the partition-wall with a superannuated arshin measure which has only fifteen vershoki of its length remaining.

    Through Russia

  • The day in question was the Friday in Holy Week, and, as night drew on, drippings were becoming congealed into icicles half an arshin long, and in the snow-stripped ice of the river only the dun hue of the wintry clouds was reflected.

    Through Russia

  • Yes, the once blue eyes had turned to grey, and the figure added half an arshin to its stature as, standing as erect as a newly made nail, and pressing both feet together, the foreman stretched himself to his full height, and shouted with his mouth open to its widest extent:

    Through Russia

  • Sometimes Vologonov knocks at the partition-wall with a superannuated arshin measure which has only fifteen vershoki of its length remaining.

    Through Russia

  • [The arshin = 2 feet 3 inches.] or two with one hand, and just hold him there, so that he may feel my strength and cease from his conduct.

    Youth

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