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  1. Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
    • 1760, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Penguin 2003, p. 115:
      That he must believe in the Pope;—go to Mass;—cross himself;—tell his beads;—be a good Catholick, and that this, in all conscience, was enough to carry him to heaven.
  2. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
  3. A small round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
  4. A small drop of water or other liquid.
    beads of sweat
  5. A rigid edge of a tire that mounts it on a wheel; tire bead.




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