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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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Indians attend the Catholic mission school and purchase trade goods: cloth, buttons, needles, scissors, and decorative beads. They play chess and are thankful for the smallpox vaccine that limits an epidemic.
The Quick Braid comes with decorative beads and rubber bands, as well as with an instructional booklet and videotape.
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Complete your look with wide decorative beaded belts, inspired by Dolce & Gabbana but now available in stores such as Top Shop, Whistles and House Of Fraser.
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Inspired by those on the catwalks of Paris, decorative beaded and sequinned bags are IN.