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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.
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.