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worry beads

worry beads

pl.n.
A string of beads for fingering in times of worry, boredom, or tension.

worry beads

pl n
a string of beads that when fingered or played with supposedly relieves nervous tension

wor′ry beads`


n.pl.
a string of beads manipulated to relieve worry and tension.
[1955–60]
Translations

worry beads

plBetperlen pl
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Maria Hadjimichael an IT specialist of 30 years, can today be found in her shop Worry Beads on the corner 33, Alexander the Great Street, Nicosia, crafting handmade jewellery with semi-precious stones.
Ahmed Abdullah bin Lahej, Dubai Customs' Director of Passenger Operations, said the confiscated articles included talismans, amulets, worry beads, animal skins, sorcery knives, magic teaching books and bags containing fish skeletons.
Its structure has changed greatly in modern times but its historical ties, of course, continue," Gormez said, wearing a grey suit and tie and running worry beads through his hand.
Products include table ornaments, sculptures, olive wreaths, Byzantine manuscripts, ancient oil lamps, modern ceramic designs, kitchenware sets, office accessories, elegant worry beads, collectible games, wall frames and many other items suitable to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding from all over the world.
A special counselor listens to Willow explain her road map difficulties or speed bumps, and she helps Willow to turn down her car alarm so she can calm down her map, locate her toolbox, and find tools such as worry beads or worry dolls to help her cope with high worry days.
For Stoke, the worry beads are out because they produced nothing going forward - not even when they strung three giants across their forward line in the second half - and were almost casually exposed at the back.
CHARLTON gaffer Chris Powell might have been forgiven for having his worry beads out at Oakwell before Simon Church came to the rescue.
Over the next decade of the Rosary (forgive that RC pun) it will change its name to Islamic Worry Beads Primary.
Squeezed together in the narrow alleys, beneath the old arches, are simple houses, their doors opening on to dimly-lit living areas where families sit eating; gift shops selling the ubiquitous Greek worry beads and other trinkets, and the odd taverna where the evening trade is yet to get going.
Greeks have worry beads up to here," one Athenian told me in the shadow of the Acropolis, measuring to the top of her head.
The seized items included talismans, amulets, worry beads, animal skins, sorcery knives, magic teaching books, bags containing fish skeletons, animal bones, ampoules full of blood and other liquids, animal drawings, strings, pieces of charcoals, finger rings, oysters, leaves, powders, cotton rolls used in sorcery, thread and some dark materials, customs officials said.