from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A string of beads for keeping count of the prayers one is saying.

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  • n. A string of beads used by members of various religions to count prayers, chants or devotions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)


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  • Quetzal had found prayer beads in a pocket of Gulo's robe; he ran them through his fingers.

    Calde of the Long Sun

  • His hand trembled as he jerked a string of ranling jet prayer beads from a pocket of his robe.

    Calde of the Long Sun


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