a Russian unit of length equal to 28 inches (71 centimeters).
- Also ar·chine, ar·shine .
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How to use arshin in a sentence
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
It stands the Government in about a rouble the arshin, and sells for two roubles.
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