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noun as in droplet, blob

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Each blanket is made from 100% cotton and contains non-toxic glass beads.

Pieces in the Wixarikas Collection are especially time consuming, requiring up to a week of work on just the colorful, detailed bead patterns.

From Eater

Now researchers have demonstrated the bizarre effect for the first time in the laboratory by cooling glass beads as a proxy for the more complex freezing process of water.

They start their lives as ribbons of linear components, called amino acids, like beads on a string.

In his rustic office, a cow tail with bead embroidery and a fez hanging above it like a crown are displayed on one wall.

From Ozy

The wall directly opposite the entrance was covered in colorful glass and bead mosaics.

You can turn it over 17 times in your head and not really get a clear bead on what all that craziness means.

The bead embroidery on the back of her coat said “Revolution.”

It also takes years of training to be able to sew, embroider, bead, and otherwise embellish these clothes.

In contrast, Hell on Wheels often has too much happening to get a bead on where the story is going.

He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.

When the doctor arrived in the country, Butifer drew a bead on him, in a corner of the forest.

They are very timid, and will not look a stranger in the face, their bead-like eyes constantly shifting.

Before he could draw a bead, the rabbit vanished behind a distant scrub oak.

This projects some inches from the side of the boat, and the effect of this small bead in throwing off seas is most remarkable.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bead, such as: dot, pellet, stone, bean, bubble, and dab.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.