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verst

 (vûrst)
n.
A Russian measure of linear distance equivalent to about two thirds of a mile.

[French verste or German Werst, both from Russian versta; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

verst

(vɛəst; vɜːst)
n
(Units) a unit of length, used in Russia, equal to 1.067 kilometres (0.6629 miles)
[C16: from French verste or German Werst, from Russian versta line]

verst

or verste

(vɜrst, vɛrst)

n.
a Russian measure of distance equivalent to 3500 feet or 0.6629 mile (1.067 km).
[1545–55; « Russian verstá; Old Russian vĭrsta age, agemate, pair, measure of length < Slavic *vĭrsta literally, turn, bend, akin to Latin vertere to turn (see verse)]
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Noun1.verst - a Russian unit of length (1.067 km)
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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First he would go some three hundred versts by train, then he would leave the train and walk from village to village.
He was a widower with an only daughter who was an invalid and unmarried, and whom he had brought fourteen hundred versts to Father Sergius to be healed.
And now he had brought her fourteen hundred versts and she was waiting in the hostelry till Father Sergius should give orders to bring her.
They bring people a thousand versts and write about it in the papers.
It was some three hundred versts (two hundred miles) away, and he set out to walk there.
And a heavy shower of rain came on, too, and Dounia, insulted and put to shame, had to drive with a peasant in an open cart all the seventeen versts into town.
It is only ninety versts from us to the railway and we have come to an agreement with a driver we know, so as to be in readiness; and from there Dounia and I can travel quite comfortably third class.
Vasili Andreevich did as he had said, and having gone about half a verst came to a tall oak stake which had a few dry leaves still dangling on it, and there he turned to the left.
But the articles contain indirect references which refute that possibility, namely that the location is approximately 60 versts (ca 64 km) from Kohala and north of the coast of Lake Peipsi.
This needs to be done in such a way that the people for hundreds of versts around will see, tremble, know and shout: they are throttling and will throttle the bloodsucking kulaks.
It comprised daily marches of 18 to 25 versts in chains, overnighting in prisons on filthy wooden benches .
This <<political inertia>> of the Russians was caused by the circumstances of the time: it was difficult to decide to travel several hundreds of versts (versta=1066,8 m) by winter roads across the country engulfed by civil war.