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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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A l'instar de tous ses homologues de la plan[c]te, nantis comme d[beaucoup plus grand que]munis, le peuple marocain a jalonn[beaucoup plus grand que] les art[c]res des m[beaucoup plus grand que]tropoles et ratiss[beaucoup plus grand que] les rocailles des douars pour crier, haut et fort, son bonheur.
Her fingertip, ivory illusion veil was edged with rocailles and featured floral design accent sequences of crystals and rhinestones.