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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an old Russian measure of length, used before the introduction of the metric system; 1 ver shok = 1/16 arshin = 1 3/4 diuim = 44.45 mm.
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