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 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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