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rosary

 [ro´zah-re]
a structure resembling a string of beads.
rachitic rosary a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets.

ro·sa·ry

(rō'ză-rē),
A beadlike arrangement or structure.

rosary

/ro·sa·ry/ (ro´zah-re) a structure resembling a string of beads.
rachitic rosary  see under bead.
adjective Referring to periodic relatively homogeneous expansions or densities arranged in a linear fashion
noun periodic relatively homogeneous expansions or densities arranged in a linear fashion

ro·sa·ry

(rō'zăr-ē)
A structure consisting of bodies in linear sequence.

rosary

a structure resembling a string of beads.

rosary pea
see abrusprecatorius.
rachitic rosary
a succession of beadlike prominences along the costal cartilages, in rickets; caused by compression of metaphyses under pressure.
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I find it quite interesting what they want with rosary beads because it's obvious they don't have a heart.
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The hills and protuberances on the moon were imagined as a string of rosary beads.
glints of sunlight in rosary beads, rainbows darting across cracked plaster as she whispered Hail Marys.
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A school district spokesperson told a local newspaper that the rosary beads "could be an identifier of gangs" and needed to be removed "for safety reasons.
In 2012, Gail lodged a complaint with Lothian and Borders Police that "an officer removed rosary beads from her and asked if she had been schooled in IRA interview techniques, thereby demonstrating religious hatred'.
He was also wearing brown rosary beads with Medjugore written on the cross.
And the 37-year-old clearly has no intention of her efforts going unnoticed, posing nude except for rosary beads with Barta cupping her bare boobs on the racy cover, the Sun reported.
Rosary beads, antiques, handicrafts, prayer mats and prayer wear are at the top of the Umrah pilgrims' choices, especially during the holy month.
Philip L'Estrange, pictured, was given a bible and Catholic rosary beads by the gunman just days before his release and shooting rampage.