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  • noun In 19th century Russia, someone who delivers post by means of a horse-drawn carriage.

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Examples

  • Then I noticed a good many iron ploughs of the European model, and my yamstchik informed me that their predecessor, the sokha with which I had been so familiar, had entirely disappeared from the district.

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  • In vain I looked for a hut of the old type, and my yamstchik assured me I should have to go a long way to find one.

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  • When you have successfully crossed without serious accident a few hundred bridges of this kind you learn to be as cool and fatalistic as your yamstchik.

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  • A big dog was barking furiously close at hand, and I heard the voice of the yamstchik informing us that we had arrived.

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  • I said, in a gruff, angry voice, to the yamstchik.

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  • To your inquiries whether it is safe, your yamstchik (post-boy) is sure to reply, "Nitchevo!"

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  • I have seen many a team composed of animals which a third-class London costermonger would have spurned, and in which it was barely possible to recognise the equine form, do their duty in highly creditable style, and go along at the rate of ten or twelve miles an hour, under no stronger incentive then the voice of the yamstchik.

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  • Though he was to act as yamstchik he had to leave the putting in of the horses to larger specimens of the human species, but he took care that all was done properly.

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  • As I had never seen clover in Russia except on the estates of very advanced proprietors, I said to my yamstchik:

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  • You may have your doubts as to whether in this irreligious age Providence will intervene specially for your benefit; but your yamstchik, who has more faith or fatalism, leaves you little time to solve the problem.

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