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bead

(bēd) a small spherical structure or mass.
rachitic beads  a series of prominences at the points where the ribs join their cartilages; seen in certain cases of rickets.

bead

(bēd) [ME. bede, prayer, prayer bead (on a rosary), bead]
A small spherical object, typically made of glass, plastic, or metal. Beads have numerous uses in health care. They are employed in sterilization equipment and in some diagnostic and therapeutic injections.
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Bute's beady eyes eagerly fixed on her, as the latter sate steadfast in the arm- chair by the bedside.
For half a minute, with beady eyes, the wild thing studied them, with twitching sensitive nose reading the messages of the air.
The former had flushed up to the roots of his flaxen hair, while the other's beady eyes glistened with curiosity and resentment.
When Beady Eye split up in 2014, many fans hoped it would be the catalyst to bring the d e Gallaghers back together for an Oasis reunion.
A food bank is a nonprofit charitable organization that collects, warehouses, and distributes purchased and donated food to those who have difficulty accessing or purchasing enough food to avoid hunger," explains Beady.
Beady Eye - made up of Liam, Gem Archer, Andy Bell, Jay Mehler and Chris Sharrock - released two albums which both reached the top five.
Beady Eye, Newcastle 02 Academy WITH police lining the street, shirtless men atop one another and plastic cups being hurled across the crowd, the scene was set for Beady Eye.
Everyone tells Blake that Beady is too worn, too holey, too ugly, but Blake will not part with him.
HE SWORE he would never play Glastonbury again after headlining with Oasis nearly ten years ago - but yesterday Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye kicked off events at the festival.
FLOWERS IN HER HAIR: A girl sings along to Liam Gallagher (inset) and Beady Eye as they perform on the first day of live music at this year's Glastonbury Festival
He then laid into some of the songs on new Beady Eye album BE, saying that the production is really good, but there are a couple of tunes that would have been amazing if they had a chorus.
The Beady Eye frontman says he is still angry with brother Noel over the band's split in 2009 but believes the wounds are already healing.