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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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In France, Astragal was republished in 2011, alongside a biography of the late writer.
Pushing on the vertical rod device retracts the latches from the frame and the floor, allowing that door to open and the astragal to move the door with the mortise lock.
Period features in the A-listed property include a pillared entrance and astragal windows, while modern home comforts are catered for with full gas central heating, a well-fitted kitchen, en suite bathrooms and burglar alarm.
The hollow rubber weather seal on the bottom of steel doors is called a U-shaped astragal and is subject to damage from wear and mice.
Astragal has architectural bands that extend both on the front and the back of the handle.
Located on the second floor of a former townhouse in the A-listed Royal Terrace, many of the period features have been preserved, including the astragal windows, shutters, plasterwork and a feature fireplace.
section to be removed to make room for the astragal (P); see Fig.
astragals, jamb gaskets) were thoroughly considered and included as part of the facilities programming.
Cardano treats games of chance using dice, astragals (or knucklebones), and playing cards; in the case of cards, he focuses mainly on the game primero.
While eliminating all flying insects from exterior environments is impossible, the chance of their introduction can be limited through structural soundness--removing gaps under and around doors with door sweeps and astragals, installing air curtains above entryways that deter flies by producing constant air flow, and having engineers ensure that doors produce positive air flow, pushing it out of the building rather than pulling it in.
73) The flanking volutes of the capital are nicely proportioned in relation to the necking element; they feature a large, raised boss for the eye of the volute, while the side bolsters are ornamented in classical fashion with four bands of round astragals at the center.
Rockford Products provides a complete line of lite kits, vision grills, astragals, anchors and other door component parts.