What does the word verst mean?

Usage examples for verst

  1. Verst after verst was covered, and finally, one morning, Mr. Borious, who knew the country well, from having once been a prisoner there, said: " We are now near the place. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  2. Half a verst farther, and we should have come to the coast, rising twenty- five fathoms above the sea." – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  3. We repeated the order, and for the first time since he had been with us he showed something like agility in dismounting; fairly threw himself from the box, swore he would not ride another verst that day for a thousand rubles, and discharged us on the spot. – Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2 by John Lloyd Stephens