n. small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing
They started riding towards the store; then up gets one of the boys, draws a steady bead over the wood-rank.
And 60 percent of the time, the technique was successful in dislodging beads, beans, and other small items.
Sentence in Classic:
I made it like those Beth invented, a big butterfly with a fat body, and black and yellow wings, worsted feelers, and bead eyes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
She had a first lesson in shooting, in keeping her eyes open, not wincing, understanding that the bead at the end of the barrel really had something to do with pointing the gun.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context
They sat together in class, knelt together in the chapel, talked together after beads over their lunches.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Finally Huck leaned on his shovel, swabbed the beaded drops from his brow with his sleeve, and said:.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The beldame meanwhile, because that was enough, had sunk back on her chair, the beads dangling from her fingers.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Between the inner hand and the wood was a crucifix, the set of beads on which it was fastened being around both wrists and wheel, and all kept fast by the binding cords.
Ellen had stepped to the mantel to take her rosary beads from the small inlaid casket in which they always reposed when Mammy spoke up with firmness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context