a Russian measure of distance equivalent to 3,500 feet, or 0.6629 mile (1.067 kilometers).
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How to use verst in a sentence
For the distance of half a verst the vehicle forced its way through a compact crowd which quickly reformed its ranks.My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
In the empty streets, every conversation could be heard a verst away; voices and footsteps re-echoed on the wooden pavement.The Precipice | Ivan Goncharov
When he had gone a verst his strength gave out, his feet were sore.A Russian Proprietor | Lyof N. Tolstoi
Its length is six hundred verst, and its peaks seem to be crushed under the heavy clouds.
We had marched a verst or more when thick clouds began to gather in the sky, and loud rumblings were heard.Fred Markham in Russia | W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for verst
a unit of length, used in Russia, equal to 1.067 kilometres (0.6629 miles)
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