I tell you, you could get eighty bushels of wheat, at a rouble and a half a bushel—that would be 120 roubles.
I've blown last night every rouble I had from my dad the other day.
The conversation over, Zinowieff went out, and I followed him after giving the master of the house a rouble.
It is true it might have been worth no more than a kopeck, but a kopeck is to him what a rouble is to me.
I continued shaking my head as he fell to two and a half, two, and finally to one rouble.
While here we have to go to the Exchange and try to aim well to make a rouble.
In a neighboring shop I purchased something precisely similar for one rouble, and went away rejoicing.
The rouble is equivalent to about two shillings and a penny.
A mouthful of hay for a horse cost half a rouble or fifty copecs—eggs were 5d.
The present value of the rouble is rather over two shillings and one penny.
unit of the Russian monetary system, 1550s, via French rouble, from Russian rubl', perhaps from Old Russian rubiti "to chop, cut, hew," so called because the original metallic currency of Russia (14c.) consisted of silver bars, from which the necessary amount was cut off; from Proto-Slavic *rub-, from PIE root *reub-, *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).