Ber"lin(), n. [The capital of Prussia] 1. A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th century, at Berlin.
2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also
Berlin black, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware.
Berlin blue, Prussian blue.
Berlin green, a complex cyanide of iron, used as a green dye, and similar to Prussian blue. --
Berlin iron, a very fusible variety of cast iron, from which figures and other delicate articles are manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in imitation of bronze. --
Berlin shop, a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and the materials for such work. --
Berlin work, worsted embroidery.
Berme} (), n. [F. berme, of German origin; cf. G. brame, brme, border, akin to E. brim.] 1. (Fort.) A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch.
(Engineering) A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.
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