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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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Comparison of English and Russian Weights and

Measures.

Weights.

§ 400.
English and
Russian
Weights and
Measures.

i bercovets = 10 poods = 3-61 quintals,
i pood = 40 pounds Russian = 36-11 avoirdupois,
i pound = 32 lots = 0-90 lbs. avoirdupois.
i lot = 3 zolotniks = 0-45 oz. ,,

One pound apothecary’s weight contains 12 ounces, 96 drachms,
288 scruples, 576 grains. This pound weighs 84 zolotniks ; i.e., 8 lbs.
apothecary’s weight = 7 ordinary pounds.

Linear Measure.

i foot = 12 duim (inches) = 1 foot English,
i duim (inch) = 10 lines = 1 inch

7 feet = 7 feet English.
3 arshines = i-іб fathoms English.
16 vershoks = 0-77 yard English.
26 dulms = 2-33 feet ,,

i vershok = duim = 1-75 inch ,,

212-16 furlongs.
o-66 mile.

A Russian foot is the same as an English foot.
A ,, (duim) inch is the same as an English inch.
The verst is 500 sagenes or 3,500 feet.

Surface Measure.

i dessiatina = 2,400 sq. sagenes =
i sq. sagene =

i sq. arshin = 256 sq. vershoks = o-6o sq. yard.
I sq. foot =_I44 sq. inches = i-oo sq. foot.

Cubic Measure.

I cub. foot = 1,728 cub. inches = i-oo cub. foot,
i cub. arshin = 4,096 cub. vershoks = 12-70 cub. feet,
i cub. sagene = 343 cub. feet = 2-68 cords.

MEASURES OF CAPACITY.

Dry Measure.

i last = 12 chetverts (corn measure) = 8-66 quarts,
i chetvert = 8 osminas = 5-77 bushels,
i osmina = 4 chetveriks = 11-5 pecks.
I chetvert = 8 garntzy = 5 -77 gallons,
i garnetz = 2-88 quarts.

§ 400.

i sagene =
i arshin =

I verst = 500 sagenes =

432-00 sq. rods.
2-70 acres.

49 sq. feet.
1-36 sq. sagenes.

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