a Russian unit of length equal to 28 inches (71 cm).
The little man was really one arshin high, and his beard was seven arshins long.
Old Peter’s Russian Tales Arthur Ransome
It stands the Government in about a rouble the arshin, and sells for two roubles.
The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831 Various
In his head was a hole, and from the hole the black blood was pouring; the dust for an arshin around was wet with it.
A Russian Proprietor Lyof N. Tolstoi
While a machine is like an arshin (yardstick), it contains exactly so much as the work required.
Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
Also called arseniuretted hydrogen. a colorless, flammable, slightly water-soluble gas, AsH 3 , having a fetid, garliclike odor, used in chemical warfare. any derivative of this compound in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by organic groups. Historical Examples The dissolved portion is readily converted into arsine by aluminium. Poisons: Their Effects and […]
- Arsino group
the univalent group H 2 As−.
Music. the upward stroke in conducting; upbeat. Compare (def 4). Prosody. the part of a metrical foot that bears the ictus or stress. (less commonly) a part of a metrical foot that does not bear the ictus. Compare (def 5). Historical Examples Of the whole number, nine begin on the full bar, eleven on the […]
- Ali pasha
(Arslan) 1741–1822, Turkish pasha and ruler of Albania 1787?–1820. Historical Examples Now Omar was at one time one of the best of Ali Pasha’s lieutenants. The Lion of Janina Mr Jkai The 25,000 fighting-men of Ali Pasha’s fleet were chiefly militia. Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale This was Ali Pasha, the slave-dealer, as I […]