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bead (1 not known earlier than S.)
1. pl. drops (of liquid), tears John II. i. 171, 1H4 II. iii. 63 “beads of sweat” (most old edd. “beds”), Cæs. III. i. 284 “beads of sorrow.”
2. applied to a very small thing, e.g. a fairy Wiv. V. v. 55 (Ff, &c. “Bede”), MND. III. ii. 330.
3. “set of beads,” rosary R2 III. iii. 147.
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