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  • noun Plural form of arshin.

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Examples

  • The windows looked out upon a whitewashed wall, about two arshins distant, and in the space between them there grew a small lilac-bush.

    Youth

  • Deaconess used to buy twelve arshins for her clothes, but the second one only ten ...

    Creatures That Once Were Men

  • The wife orders you to run into the modiste's and curse her for making a bodice too wide across the chest and too narrow across the shoulders; little Sonya wants a new pair of shoes; your sister-in-law wants some scarlet silk like the pattern at twenty copecks and three arshins long. ...

    Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series

  • The windows looked out upon a whitewashed wall, about two arshins distant, and in the space between them there grew a small lilac-bush.

    Youth

  • The apartment was thus arranged: in the centre was a room six _arshins_ square, {59} and a small oven.

    What to Do?

  • The rooms, of which there are from twelve to twenty, and even more, are all six arshins in height. {161a}

    What to Do?

  • There he now purchased four more arshins of the same smoked-grey-shot-with-flame-colour material as he had had before, with the intention of having it made up by the tailor who had fashioned the previous costume; and by promising double remuneration he induced the tailor in question so to hasten the cutting out of the garments that, through sitting up all night over the work, the man might have the whole ready by break of day.

    Dead Souls

  • Not only could he weigh and measure, but also he could divine from an invoice how many arshins of cloth or other material

    Dead Souls

  • “My first Deaconess used to buy twelve arshins for her clothes, but the second one only ten.

    Creatures That Once Were Men, and other stories

  • [Footnote 4: The little man was really one arshin high, and his beard was seven arshins long.

    Old Peter's Russian Tales

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