Origin of arshin
Examples from the Web for arshin
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.Old Peter's Russian Tales|Arthur Ransome