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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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Liam formed Beady Eye in 2009 after falling out with brother Noel.
Beady Eye disbanded in October 2014, but 2016 is expected to improve for Liam, 43.
And according to Beady, the 9,575 elderly individuals MFN serves represents only about 10 percent of the state's 100,000 who need their services.
A girl sings along as Liam Gallagher (inset) performs with Beady Eye during the first performance day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset.
As I caught up with the singer ahead of Beady Eye's gig at Glasgow's ABC tomorrow night, Liam said: "What the Stone Roses said about never reforming is what you say when you are still hurting.
Liam performed Beady Eye's new single Second Bite Of The Apple for the live semi-final of the BBC1 show.
Beady Eye's sound gets a revamp on BE Don't Brother Me - no prizes for guessing the subject matter here - and Start Anew, meanwhile, are astonishing: genuinely tender words, tenderly sung.
Beady Eye will perform new single Second Bite Of The Apple on Saturday's edition of The Voice.
BE Beady Eye WHEN Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock formed Beady Eye - Oasis without Noel Gallagher - it's fair to say that few expected much from them.
Rating 9/10 Beady Eye - BE When Liam Gallagher, Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock formed Beady Eye it''s fair to say that few expected much from them.
A FORMER Huddersfield student is set to share a stage with both The Rolling Stones and Beady Eye this summer.
The 45-year-old ex-Oasis star revealed that, although his brother Liam's band Beady Eye agreed to play, he was too affronted by the organisers' furtive, safety-first approach to follow suit.