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  • n  a small ball with a hole through the middle
  • n  a shape that is spherical and small
    beads of sweat on his forehead
  • n  a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
  • v  form into beads, as of water or sweat, for example
  • v  decorate by sewing beads onto
    bead the wedding gown
  • v  string together like beads

  • The chic attire of the bead-business owners turned out to be an exception.
  • The city that care forgot is in the throes of an identity crisis, torn between its shady, bead-tossing past and the sanitized Disneyland future some envision.
  • The next bead was a little larger.
News & Articles


  • Terry Francona in Forbes
    Major league hitters, after you go through the order once or twice, get a bead on you, and he didn't let them,Boston manager Terry Francona said.
  • Clint Hurdle in USA Today
    It's like trying to catch a chicken,Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. "Every time you think you've got a bead on it, it was gone."
  • Willie Harris in Seattle Times
    I was running back and Andruw was yelling, 'Get back! Get back!' I don't know why he was yelling,Harris said. "I saw the ball. It just kept going and going like the Energizer Bunny. I felt I had a bead on it the whole time, but it kept...

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