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bead

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jewellery
beadbead /biːd/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 DCJone of a set of small, usually round, pieces of glass, wood, plastic etc, that you can put on a string and wear as jewellery She wore a string of green glass beads around her neck.2 LIQUIDa small drop of liquid such as water or blood Beads of sweat trickled down his face.3 draw a bead on somebody/something worry beads
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beadBeads of moisture have formed on the inside of the window.Beads can choke babies if swallowed, and long strings of beads can also half-strangle older children.Mardi Gras goods can be purchases at the 707 W.. Main St. store, starting at $ 1 for beads.In several instances hearths associated with workshop waste products were found, particularly for the production of glass beads and bronze jewellery.Women in a riot of beads, bandannas and provocative bustles followed to centre nave.Oxfam says it wasn't aware of a warning about the beads, issued seven months ago.Captures may damage it and the beads of glue exposed to the air may lose some of their stickiness.
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