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bead

 (bēd)
n.
1.
a. A small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading.
b. beads A necklace made of such pieces.
c. beads Roman Catholic Church A rosary.
d. often beads Obsolete A prayer.
2. A small, round object, especially:
a. A drop of moisture: beads of sweat.
b. A bubble of gas in a liquid.
c. A small metal knob on the muzzle of a firearm, such as a rifle, used for sighting.
3. A strip of material, usually wood, with one molded edge placed flush against the inner part of a door or window frame.
4. Architecture
a. A decoration consisting of a usually continuous series of small spherical shapes, as on a convex molding.
b. Beading.
5. A projecting rim or lip, as on a pneumatic tire.
6. A line of continuously applied ductile material, such as solder or caulking compound.
7. Chemistry A globule of fused borax or other flux used in a bead test.
tr. & intr.v. bead·ed, bead·ing, beads
To furnish with or collect into beads.
Idiom:
draw/get a bead on
To take careful aim at.

[Middle English bede, rosary bead, prayer, from Old English bed, bedu, gebed, prayer; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.beaded - covered with beads of liquidbeaded - covered with beads of liquid; "a face beaded with sweat"
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
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Translations

beaded

[ˈbiːdɪd] ADJ [dress, cushion] → bordado con cuentas
his forehead was beaded with sweatsu frente estaba salpicada con gotas de sudor
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beaded

[ˈbiːdɪd] adj
[dress, cushion] → orné(e) de perles
to be beaded with sth
His forehead was beaded with sweat → La sueur perlait sur son front.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

beaded

adj (= decorated with pearls)perlenverziert; to be beaded with sweat (face, forehead)schweißüberströmt sein
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Suspended from her long braids are brass conchos and an intricately beaded medallions which are connected by a series of beads and turquoise stones.
Some of the projects include a bead fringed throw, a square stitch belt, a loom bracelet, a bead-fringed lamp shade, eyeglass chain, an elastic necklace, an embroidered shawl, flower embroidered napkins, chandelier earrings, a charm bracelet, a decorated candle, and a beaded key ring, plus many more.
She had draped on her bodice a sheer printed scarf, while around her neck was a beaded neckpiece in the same shade of blue as the dress.
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These all lead to putting together a beaded garden quilt at the end, but dozens of beading ideas come together in a guide packed with details on everything from using fringe to bead varieties and their different stitching requirements.
Further embellishments to the applique include gold seed beads, rim-set crystal AB (aurora borealis) rhinestones, crystal AB sewn-on jewels, crystal lochrosen rhinestones and gold metal beaded rims.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with photographic images of exquisite beaded jewelry, Elizabeth Bower's "Beads: Handmade Style" offers an impressive compendium of projects, each with their own materials list and step-by-step instructions.
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