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arshin

or ar·shine

[ahr-sheen]
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noun
  1. a Russian unit of length equal to 28 inches (71 cm).
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Origin of arshin

1725–35; < Russian arshín < Tatar aršïn or a cognate Turkic word ≪ Persian
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Historical Examples

  • In his head was a hole, and from the hole the black blood was pouring; the dust for an arshin around was wet with it.

    A Russian Proprietor

    Lyof N. Tolstoi

  • It stands the Government in about a rouble the arshin, and sells for two roubles.

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

    Foma Gordyeff

    Maxim Gorky

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