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  • verst —    , versta, vehrsta    a traditional Russian unit of distance, formerly used throughout eastern Europe. The verst equals 1500 arshin, which is 3500 feet, 0.662 88 mile, or 1066.8 meters.Although vehrsta is the best transliteration of the Russian …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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