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arshin

[ahr-sheen] /ɑrˈʃin/
noun
1.
a Russian unit of length equal to 28 inches (71 cm).
Also, arshine.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; < Russian arshín < Tatar aršïn or a cognate Turkic word ≪ Persian
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