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prayer beads

[prair] /prɛər/
plural noun
a rosary.
Origin of prayer beads
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Baptiste, prayer-beads in hand, knelt by his son's side, saying prayers for the dying.

    A Lover in Homespun F. Clifford Smith
  • He sidled close to Abdulla, and brushed with a delicate touch the hand that hung down listlessly, holding the prayer-beads.

British Dictionary definitions for prayer-beads

prayer beads

plural noun
(RC Church) the beads of the rosary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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