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Definition of "yamstchik" []

  • In 19th century Russia, someone who delivers post by means of a horse-drawn carriage. (noun)

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Use "yamstchik" in a sentence
  • "Though he was to act as yamstchik he had to leave the putting in of the horses to larger specimens of the human species, but he took care that all was done properly."
  • "I have seen many a team composed of animals which a third-class London costermonger would have spurned, and in which it was barely possible to recognise the equine form, do their duty in highly creditable style, and go along at the rate of ten or twelve miles an hour, under no stronger incentive then the voice of the yamstchik."
  • "As I had never seen clover in Russia except on the estates of very advanced proprietors, I said to my yamstchik:"