The company moved into what was called bertha Island, and soon become synonymous with the land it occupied.
The Big bertha could fire a shell over almost eight miles that could reduce a fort to a smoking ruin.
Today we know that the Big bertha was an instrument not of “strikes” but war.
"No—no; it was those jewels," replied bertha, who had not yet recovered her self-possession.
"But if I marry, I will have the right," answered bertha, naïvely.
There, too, is the best of the younger actresses, Mrs. bertha Kalisch.
bertha tripped away, leaving the countess alone with her son.
There remained bertha Afflint, whom he had hitherto admired with fear.
I engage Madeleine for the first quadrille, and bertha for the first waltz.
Often he wondered why he cared so much more for bertha now that she was twenty-eight than when she was eighteen.
fem. proper name, from Old High German Berahta, Perahta, the name of a goddess, literally "the bright one," from Old High German beraht, related to Old English beorht (see bright). Soldiers' nickname Big Bertha for large-bore German mortar of World War I is a reference to Frau Bertha Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, owner of Krupp steel works 1903-43.