from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Russian dry measure, equal to 8 chetveriks. Also written tzetuer, tschetwert [G.].

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Russia A measure of grain equal to 0.7218 of an imperial quarter, or 5.95 Winchester bushels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of tchetvert.


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  • It may be of some interest to contrast the US usage with the standard Russian usage, in which четверть четвертого chetvert' chetvyortovo, "a quarter of the fourth" means "a quarter past three".

    On 'quarter of'


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