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Piad’

 

an old Russian measurement of length, equal to the distance between the tips of the outstretched thumb and index finger. In modern Russian the word piad’ is encountered only in the figurative sense, in the expressions piad’ zemli (a small piece of land), ni piadi (meaning not to yield an inch), and semi piadei vo Ibu (said of a very intelligent and capable person).

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