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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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"Any similar event would be getting the same attention, and it is not to say that I am not confident it will be a success, but I am keeping a beady eye on it."
I would just end up saying to Louis Walsh, 'Will you shut up.'" Liam made the revelation at the new album playback party for Beady Eye on Thursday at London's Soho Hotel.
Drummer Chris Sharrock, who played with The La's before joining Oasis and Beady Eye, matched Liam and Lee.
As for the music, there may have been a couple of tracks that Noel wouldn't have allowed to see the light of day but it's Liam in charge of Beady Eye and he's obviously having the time of his life.
He's recruited talented LIPA-trained singer and songwriter Eugene McGuinness on backing vocals and rhythm guitar, Jay Sharrock from the Sandband on drums (son of La's, Oasis and Beady Eye drummer Chris), plus Ben Parsons on keyboards and Phill Anderson on bass guitar (both from Cherry Ghost).
Springwatch 2009 Tomorrow, BBC2, 8pm Simon King, Kate Humble and Chris Packham welcome Scottish cameraman Gordon Buchanan and Martin Hughes-Games to the fold as they keep their beady eyes on the natural world.
There, under the beady gaze of the strutting Uriah Rennie, he handled the ball to deny Luis Garcia a goal, but did it so elusively that the officials missed his heroics, unlike the TV cameras.
Taking her place on No 10's iron railings, Harris hawk Jess's beady eyes survey the street looking for prey.
SPIES ON THE WALL: Neighbours of Mr GW Lancaster take a peek at his special guest, during a London Gardens Society tour BEDSIDE MANNER: With true maternal compassion, the Queen Mother looks at the burned fingers of a child at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Essex, in 1955 PLANE TALKING: A flight in Concorde provides an exciting 85th birthday treat LOYAL BREED: The Queen Mother with corgis at Liverpool Street station in 1966 LOYAL BREED: The Queen Mother with corgis at Liverpool Street station in 1966 WATER LAUGH: The Queen Mother, accompanied by Rear Admiral Paul Greening, enjoys the delights of Venice in 1984 PEARL SEVEN: The Queen Mother casts a beady eye over another 'royal family' in 1975 INSIDE STORY: A gipsy caravan gets the once over in 1956
And other big names include Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers and Chic, Beady Eye, The Courteeners, AlunaGeorge and Professor Green.
The 39-year-old Liam claimed that the former band was his "life" and he would rather be part of it than his new group Beady Eye.
The showbiz set - including Kate Moss - are likely to turn up again with Foo Fighters, Pulp and Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye also set to perform.