Berlin black
Berlin 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called also {Berlin wool}. [1913 Webster]

{Berlin black}, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware. --Ure.

{Berlin blue}, Prussian blue. --Ure.

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Berlin black — Black Black, n. 1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black. [1913 Webster] Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • berlin black — noun Usage: often capitalized 1st B Etymology: berlin (I) : a black varnish that dries with an almost dead surface and is used for coating the better kinds of ironwork …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black — Black, n. 1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black. [1913 Webster] Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black and white — Black Black, n. 1. That which is destitute of light or whiteness; the darkest color, or rather a destitution of all color; as, a cloth has a good black. [1913 Webster] Black is the badge of hell, The hue of dungeons, and the suit of night. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin blue — Berlin 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin green — Berlin 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin iron — Berlin 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin shop — Berlin 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin wool — Berlin 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Fine worsted for fancy work; zephyr worsted; called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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