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prayer beads

 (prâr)
pl.n.
A string of beads for keeping count of the prayers one is saying.
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prayer beads

(prɛə)
pl n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the beads of the rosary
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prayer′ beads`

(prɛər)
n.
a rosary.
[1620–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prayer beads - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)prayer beads - a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
beads, string of beads - several beads threaded together on a string
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Translations

prayer beads

nplcorona fsg del rosario
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A BEREAVED daughter is demanding CCTV in cemeteries after thieves stole prayer beads and ornaments from her mother's grave.
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Prayer beads originally were devised to help people to keep track of repetitive devotions.
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Under-fire coach Clive Woodward would love to go out on a high note, but missing muscleman Martin Johnson and a lot of first-choice backs, his prayer beads could be worn down to the string by the end of the tournament.
Millions of the hippy-style trinkets, costing from pounds 3 to pounds 9 and modelled on Buddhist prayer beads and known variously as Power Beads, Buddha Beads or Karma Beads will hit High Streets by the end of the month after sweeping across the US.
A report aired by a private news channel said , many hawkers and vendors on various roads and outside the mosques are selling caps, atar (perfume), jainamaz (prayer mat), tasbihs (prayer beads), surma (powder for eyes) and meswak (wooden tooth brush) in full swing.
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Here, this NMP kitty plays with Muslim prayer beads, sips on tea and looks a little grumpy.
In this way, the exhibition aims to highlight the decorative aspects of Qatari cultural heritage, depicting images which capture personal decorations, accessories and other items such as swords and prayer beads, or as they are known locally, misbah.