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Vedro

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vedro A Russian liquid measure, equal to 3.249 gallons of U. S. standard measure, or 2.706 imperial gallons.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vedro A Russian liquid measure, containing 30 Russian pounds of distilled water at 16⅔ degrees C., as weighed in vacuo. It is equal to 12.299 liters, or to 3.249 United States gallons.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ., pail

Usage

In literature:

Tyapa returned bringing a vedro of water, and placing it by the teacher's head, he took his arm as if to raise him up.
"Creatures that once were Men" by Maxim Gorky
Not a man is there who could drink more than a vedro of 'blood-and-sweat' in a day.
"Through Russia" by Maxim Gorky
You ought to treat us to a vedro of vodka, eh?
"Foma Gordyeff" by Maxim Gorky
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In poetry:

E scendero`, pensando,
Alle vaste marine;
E vedro`, palpitando,
Gli splendidi tramonti e le mattine.
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

Larger than Jones, was "a neighborhood bully who was a drug addict, an alcoholic," Jones' public defender George Vedros said.
"Willie's actions were of a frightened 17 year old," Vedros said Wednesday in opening statements.
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