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Examples from the Web for bertha
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.
His intimate friend, who came with him, had the good fortune to be close to Bertha, and had witnessed all that had occurred.Materialized Apparitions|Edward Augustus Brackett
To this Alice had made no reply, for they were within earshot of Ben and Bertha.Money Magic|Hamlin Garland
I engage Madeleine for the first quadrille, and Bertha for the first waltz.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
Bertha started when it beat against the windows with a scream that was nearly human.Mrs. Craddock|W. Somerset Maugham
She was pale and trembling, but spoke in a loud voice that Bertha could hear.Bird of Paradise|Ada Leverson
British Dictionary definitions for bertha
Word Origin for bertha
Word Origin and History for bertha
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.