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n.1.A measure of grain equal to 0.7218 of an imperial quarter, or 5.95 Winchester bushels.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is a unit measuring volume, derived from the word chetvert' and most commonly associated with dry goods.
"Kant v Rossii (Konets XVIII-pervoi chetvert' XIX v)," Filosofiia Kanta i sovremennost', ed.
Her later publications include Tropinka vo rzhi (1980; "A Path in the Rye"), a collection of essays; and Chetvert veka (1981; "A Quarter of a Century"), a book of poetry.
Chetvert' veka v Bol'shom--: zhizn', tvorchestvo, razmyshleniia.
Shebaldina, Shvedskie voennoplennye v Sibiri: Pervaia chetvert 'XVIII veka (Moscow: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, 2005); A.
The ruble calculation made by General Director of the Main Palace Chancery Johann Gustav von Rosen in 1732 is based on the following prices: rye and barley at 1 ruble per chetvert, oats at 80 kopecks per chetvert, hay at 3 kopecks per pood.
With the transfer of these efimki from the Novgorod Tax District (chetvert') to the Chancellery of the Great Treasury in Moscow, a higher, Moscow value was used: 17 altyn (51 kopecks) per efimok.