sazhen


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sazhen

(sɑːˈʒən)
n
an obsolete Russian measure of length equivalent to 7 feet or 2.1336 m
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Hennin set the following value on ascribed labor at the Alapaevskii factory in 1723: for stockpiling a sazhen' [2.13 meters] of firewood--15 kopecks; for piling and laying heaps of firewood for charcoal production--1 ruble, 80 kopecks.
sazhen 2.7 acres At the end of January in 1916 the commander of the Black Sea Fleet, admiral Eber-ghardt stated on the necessity of the rapid opening of railway traffic on the Dzhankoi-Kherson railway line for the fleet and insisted on sale of rails and fastenings for the Black Sea railway society.
(19) When peasants refused to work on the roads their names were entered in the punishment registers and they were given the rather stiff fine of twenty-five kopeiks per sazhen (2.134 m) of road in disrepair.