Bern

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bern the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ovaltine, the drink was from milk, malt, egg and cocoa, was developed in 1904 in Berne, Switzerland. It was originally named Ovomaltine. A clerical error changed it when the manufacturer registered the name.
    • n Bern A Middle English form of barn.
    • n Bern A warrior; a hero; a man of valor; in later use, a poetic term for man.
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Usage

In literature:

We belonged to Allen Eubanks of New Bern, N.C. and his sister's son was my father.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
This attracted the attention of the heads of the Dominicans at Bern.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Lucerne and Berne are the smallest.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
SCENE AT NEW BERNE, N. C. 134 19.
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
The village of Zweisimmen is a quiet summer resort in the Upper Simmenthal, in the canton of Berne.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 26, July 1880." by Various
It was a week before the Berne sensation died out in the "banking circles" of Mt.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
She is off to-day to New York for a change, as heretofore to Berne, but I am glad to say in better case than then.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We left New Berne at midnight on the "John Farron" for Plymouth, and arrived there at midnight on the 24th.
"History of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers" by B. F. Blakeslee
The messenger we despatched to Zurich and Bern has returned.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
The colonies at present are all included in the system of international copyright established by the Bern convention.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

So gladly rode they to Bern again;
King Diderik gladdest of all:
There caus’d he Vidrik Verlandson
To sit next him in the hall.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
King Diderik sits in the halls of Bern,
And he boasts of his deeds of might;
So many a swain in battle he’s fell’d,
And taken so many a knight.
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
“If thou from the Giant hast got a blow,
Thy life must be nigh its close;
We’ll ride swift back to the halls of Bern,
No man more will we lose.”
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow
King Diderik sits in the halls of Bern,
And he strikes his moony shield;
“O, would that I knew of a hero now,
‘Gainst whom I could take the field.”
"Vidrik Verlandson (From The Old Danish) " by George Borrow

In news:

NEW BERN — Mr Gregory A Carroll, 42, formerly of Hwy 11, Rose Hill, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Howells's Child Care Center, New Bern.
UNLV reporter Taylor Bern welcomes in two guests to discuss senior guard Justin Hawkins — (Comment).
Follow UNLV sports writer Taylor Bern: @TaylorBern.
Funeral services were scheduled today for the Indiana National Guardsman killed with Nick Taylor of Berne in an attack in Afghanistan.
UNLV reporter Taylor Bern welcomes in two guests to discuss senior guard Justin Hawkins — Hawkins ' mother, Carmen, and author of "Play Their Hearts Out" George Dohrmann.
Sprunger, 95, Berne, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at Swiss Village.
New Bern homeschool group looking for balloon.
BERNE — South Adams went 4-1 Saturday in the annual Spencer Haworth.
Rihanna performs during her 777 tour at Berns in Stockholm, Sweden.
We're working to gather more details about a home invasion just outside of New Bern.
Doris Jean Smith Bagley, 82, born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on August 9, 1930 died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Two Rivers Healthcare-Neuse, New Bern, NC after a brief illness.
2 Goldencents 14 W C. 10 Bern Identity 4 George and Lori Hall Kelly Breen $560,000.
Tar Heels linebacker Kevin Reddick said he’s heard from friends in New Bern, who already are displaying ‘Beat Carolina’.
On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Marguerite L "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
On Sunday, Oct 7, 2012, Marguerite L "Kitty" Von Gunten, 92, of Berne, went to be with her heavenly father on her 92nd birthday.
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In science:

After initial attempts to start a traditional academic career had failed, Einstein composed his theory of special relativity in the evening hours after office work as a technical expert, especially for electrotechnology, at the Patent office in Bern.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
The one I found most moving was the desk that Einstein used in the Berne Patent office —it was just sitting there, unprotected.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
We note that a new exchange variant introduced by Berne and coworkers permits the use of “cold” solvent and larger temperature gaps , but the issues we raise still apply to the new protocol, especially as larger solutes are considered.
A Second Look at Canonical Sampling of Biomolecules using Replica Exchange Simulation
Bern railway station where Einstein happened to be standing) are involved.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Using sophisticated one-dimensional radiation transfer codes (Monte-Carlo or Accelerated Lambda Iteration; Bernes 1979; Rybicki & Hummer 1991) and the density and temperature structure as inputs, the abundance profile along the line of sight can be constrained for the first time.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
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