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Verst

A unit of length approximately equivalent to two-thirds of one mile.
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The clerk said that once they disembarked from the comfortable riverboat, they still faced having to travel by smaller boat several hundred versts along the Konda River to the place of the incident.
In summer 1917 it was planned to build 14 versts of the line from Kherson to the Dnipro and to drop bridge cofferdams in autumn of the same year.
Martha Wilmot, who lived in Russia for five years during the early nineteenth century, wrote in an 1803 letter to her father, 'I swear no Gold headed Cane that your honor ever walked with laid flat on the ground was ever straighter or more uniform that the first 100 versts [106 km] from St Petersburgh on the Moscow road.' (12) Even Novgorod, farther still from St Petersburg, had 'long and generally straight Wooden roads'.
economic, family, and social." (7) In the missionaries' opinion, "the peculiar conditions of life of the natives inhabiting the region of the Obdorsk Mission, their distance from the parish church (between 300 and 600 versts [320-640 km.
the two mentioned islands (Shumshu and Paramushir) travel there in their boats for the harvest of Steller sea lions and seals, which are in high abundance there." The distance to Atlasov Island from Lopatka Cape or the Shumshu Islands is over "40 versts" (about 46 km), and the weather in the region under survey is largely misty.
the members of which rent a house at a place called 'The Mill', about thirty versts from the capital: there are good trouting streams in the neighbourhood; and as the country abounds in bogs, the fishermen are equipped in boots reaching to the top of the thigh, and are usually followed by a Rooske malchik, or boy, bearing a spare rod and landing net.
Dad, his face like a hundred versts of bad road, jocularly replies that they might take a taxi or a train or fly, which segues into a discussion of how big-winged birds use air currents to glide for miles.
As one sea-faring settler declared in a letter back to Poltava from the Far East in 1893, "I must tell you that I have crossed twenty-five thousand versts by sea and I have seen foreign cities and all types of naked and dark-skinned people." [40]
On the contrary, he admitted that 530 Russian versts (ca.
The boards remained standing many versts outside Ivanovo in a field cut through by Catherine's route.
of the sun, which one could estimate at 7 o'clock, 27 versts [17.8 miles]