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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Russian dry measure, equal to 8 garnetses, or 4 chetvertkas, or 1/8 chetvert, and fixed by a ukase of 1835 at the volume of 64 Russian pounds of water at 62° F., or 1601.22 cubic inches, equal to about 3 United States pecks.


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