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[beed-wurk] /ˈbidˌwɜrk/
beading (defs 1, 4).
Origin of beadwork
1745-55; bead + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He says he hopes to have some beadwork for you when he sees you again.

    The Road Builders Samuel Merwin
  • By the beadwork designs on their moccasins, the judge recognized that they were Piegans.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • beadwork is very strong, and this is beginning to look tattered, a sure sign that it has seen long service.

    The Swastika Thomas Wilson
  • A French cemetery, with its wreaths of beadwork and artificial violets, has ever a most depressing appearance.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • There were the Northern red men in their bright blankets, and women, too, with their beadwork and tanned skins for sale.

    That Girl Montana Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The beadwork of the Duchess reminds me of another somewhat similar incident.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg
  • I will teach you to make beautiful dresses and trim them with beadwork and quills.

  • They were all dressed out in new light-blue capotes and corduroy trousers, which they tied at the knee with beadwork garters.

    Hudson Bay R.M. Ballantyne
  • Arikara beadwork and other articles of handicraft are sometimes available at the store in Nishu.

    North Dakota Various
  • Their legs were circled with brass and beadwork, and unseen bells that tinkled all the time.

    The White Queen of Okoyong W.P. Livingstone

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