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 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 wool — noun Usage: usually capitalized B : a fine worsted yarn for knitting and embroidery * * * a soft woolen yarn for embroidery or knitting. Also called berlin. [1840 50; after BERLIN, Germany, where such wools were orig. dyed] * * * Berlin wool noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • berlin wool — /bɜlɪn ˈwʊl/ (say berlin wool) noun a soft woollen yarn for tapestry work, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • Berlin wool — a soft woolen yarn for embroidery or knitting. Also called berlin. [1840 50; after BERLIN, Germany, where such wools were orig. dyed] * * * …   Universalium

  • Berlin wool work — is a style of embroidery. It is a subtype of canvas work. Typically it is executed with tapestry wool on canvas, in petit point stitch only. It was traditionally executed in many colours and hues, producing intricate three dimensional looks by… …   Wikipedia

  • berlin — [bər lin′, bʉr′lin΄] n. [after BERLIN2, where first used] 1. a four wheeled closed carriage with a footman s platform behind, separate from the body 2. [sometimes B ] a fine, soft wool yarn: also called Berlin wool …   English World dictionary

  • 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 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… …   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

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