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Definition of "berthe" []

  • A wide deep capelike collar, often of lace, usually to cover up a low neckline (noun)

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Use "berthe" in a sentence
  • "How is it, that if these English people cannot make a "berthe" fit to wear, they do not conceive the idea of importing such things from"
  • "How is it, that if these English people cannot make a "berthe" fit to wear, they do not conceive the idea of importing such things from Paris?"
  • "One well-known East Fourth- street belle wore a double-skirt of illusion, small puffs about half a yard up each side; berthe to match, trimmed with little forget-me-nots, which could not be distinguished from natural flowers; her hair was trimmed with the same shade of blue flowers, drooping down on her snowy neck, which made her look more like wax-work than a human being."
  • "How is it, that if these English people cannot make a "berthe" fit to wear, they do not conceive the idea of importing such things from"
  • "How is it, that if these English people cannot make a "berthe" fit to wear, they do not conceive the idea of importing such things from Paris?"
  • "Her dress was not uncomfortable anywhere; her lace berthe did not droop anywhere; her rosettes were not crushed nor torn off; her pink slippers with high, hollowed-out heels did not pinch, but gladdened her feet; and the thick rolls of fair chignon kept up on her head as if they were her own hair."
  • "Her shoulders had been left bare and were draped in silk net berthe embroidered with roses in the palest of pinks and yellows, the center of each flower adorned with a pearl."