string of beads


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Noun1.string of beads - several beads threaded together on a stringstring of beads - several beads threaded together on a string
prayer beads, rosary - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
string - a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
peag, wampumpeag, wampum - small cylindrical beads made from polished shells and fashioned into strings or belts; used by certain Native American peoples as jewelry or currency
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With this Teresa hurried out of the house with the letters, and with the string of beads round her neck, and went along thrumming the letters as if they were a tambourine, and by chance coming across the curate and Samson Carrasco she began capering and saying, "None of us poor now, faith
In the midst of this growing and important stress the broker became suddenly aware of a high-rolled fringe of golden hair under a nodding canopy of velvet and ostrich tips, an imitation sealskin sacque and a string of beads as large as hickory nuts, ending near the floor with a silver heart.
I was looking in at a window at a very pretty string of beads, suitable for a child.
But his crown was shorn as smooth as the palm of one's hand, which, together with his loose robe, cowl, and string of beads, showed that which his looks never would have done, that he was a friar.
She then gave Laura a string of beads which she used to wear at home, which were recognised by the child at once, who, with much joy, put them around her neck, and sought me eagerly to say she understood the string was from her home.
There are also already within the ice narrow oblong perpendicular bubbles about half an inch long, sharp cones with the apex upward; or oftener, if the ice is quite fresh, minute spherical bubbles one directly above another, like a string of beads.
This string of beads was worth about twelve or fourteen pounds.
The poem is not perfect--it is rambling and disconnected--the story of Endymion being but the finest thread to hold a string of beads and priceless pearls together.
I drew away and his hand touched the string of beads which held the crucifix.
This young lady had caught a glimpse of the glistening stranger while standing on the threshold, and had forthwith put on a laced cap, a string of beads, her finest kerchief, and her stiffest damask petticoat in preparation for the interview.
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.
CHAPLET A String of beads B Last section of a book C Office messenger who am I?