Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bede, prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten, to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei`qein to persuade, L. fidere, to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics to count their prayers, one bead being dropped down a string every time a prayer is said. Cf. Sp. cuenta, bead, fr. contar, to count. See Bid, in to bid beads, and Bide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bed, gebed, a prayer, from biddan, to pray. See Bid.
In literature:
With his small body clad from head to foot in the beaded buckskin, which it was his nurse's joy to fashion for him.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
What need of fringes and bead work and laying feathers in rows to be stitched on with a sort of thread made of fine, tough grass?
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I saw murder in those black bead eyes of Bivens's to-night.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
He had not reached the second bead, when misunderstanding again pursued him.
"En Route" by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
These Indians had hatchets, knives, and beads.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
He poked the beads to the needle's tip with the forefinger of his left.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
They gladly exchanged cocoanuts, fruit resembling apples, bread-fruit, and small fish, for beads and other trifles.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
The cloth thus received by the doctor for working with the beads must not be used by him, but must be sold.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
He began to gather all the bits of colored cloth, old beads, and feathers that were lying on the ground where the camp had been.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
The sweat broke out on his forehead in great beads.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Now measure from the small end 1-1/4 inches down toward the beaded end.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Every blossom like bunches of beads that glitter so brightly in the sun!
"The Crown of Success" by Charlotte Maria Tucker
The glass beads they obtained from us they immediately hung over their neck and ears, but had previously no ornaments on either.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
The string was just a thread about three inches long, with some little green beads on it.
"The Dragon's Secret" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
Aunt Four Stars was beading a new pair of moccasins.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
The perspiration rolled in big beads from his forehead.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
There lay a pair of white satin ones, beaded in tiny crystal beads that shone like dewdrops.
"The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation" by Annie Fellows Johnston
One night, when the poor mother could not sleep, she took her beads and began to pray for her dear child, who gave her more than one care.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
These are the eggs of the toad; if, however, the beads are not in strings, but in irregular masses, then they are frogs' eggs.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
You may have to dip it into the borax once or twice more to get a good-sized bead.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
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In poetry:
Drew a cool bead
One the cop's broad head;
"I returns you yo' favor"
And the cop fell dead.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
As a cataract's roar
Do our names flow out;
Though to this thread of beads
Could our meeting
Be compared…
"As a cataract's roar" by Ise
The spray of the silent river,
Is cold beaded on his brow,
For Jordan's billowy swellings
Are bearing him onward now
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
No jewels lend the blinding sheen
That meaner beauty needs,
But on her bosom heaves unseen
A string of golden beads.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Not a word the Indian spoke,
But his wampum chain he broke,
And the beaded wonder hung
On that neck so fair and young.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For the carols I had wrought
In my soul's simplicity;
For the petty beads of thought
Which thine eyes alone could see.
"Communion" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
In news:
Thanks to studs, beads and posh paillettes, everything this spring is illuminated.
Charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces and backpacks or used as zipper pulls.
Little blue-gray beads add a nutty flavor and a crunchy texture to shortbread -style dough in this cookie.
A dupioni silk collection made of 100 percent dupioni silk and beaded trims.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A shell that had been fashioned into a bird-shaped bead was found along Silverbell Road.
Tiffany Earrings 925 Sliver Bead can be a lovely little gift to your girlfriend in this Valentine.
Next, move the iron tip to the plug lead and add enough solder to form a small bead of solder on the plug's metal tab.
Spherical Beads for Active, Pigment, Fragrance Delivery.
Wherever you go at Mardi Gras time, there they are, as plentiful as beads on power lines and as diverse as king-cake fillings.
Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood The Grand Rapids Press Detail work: Erik Klimek spent about 13 hours stitching 800 glass beads to the dress he made for his granddaughter.
A single bead of sweat strains earnestly, welled at the bottom of his rimless eyeglass lens.
Seriously, can anybody get a bead on just what the heck is happening right now with the Lakers.
Keep the look formal by choosing luxurious fabrics embellished with metallic threads and beading.
Hope, therapy, prayer: The Rosary Makers string along more than beads on Lady's Island.
Sorry for the late notice, but if you're looking for beads this weekend, look no further than a short drive up Interstate 35 to Schertz or New Braunfels.
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In science:
The inter-beads distance for the ﬁrst strand is f /2κ for f < fc and f /κ for f > fc and a discontinuity appears at fc .
Force-Induced Melting and Thermal Melting of a Double-Stranded Biopolymer
Similarly, the average distance between the end beads of the two strands is approximately zero for f < fc and proportional to N for f > fc (¯rN = N f /κ, see Fig. 1).
Force-Induced Melting and Thermal Melting of a Double-Stranded Biopolymer
The statistical weight for the end-to-end distance of the ﬁrst strand to be ﬁxed at σN is equal to R dR R drδ(σN − R − r/2)ZR (R, N )Zr (r, N ). σ is the inter-beads distance of the ﬁrst strand.
Force-Induced Melting and Thermal Melting of a Double-Stranded Biopolymer
The order parameter for the thermal melting can chose to be the probability Ploc (n) for the distance of a pair of beads (with index n) of the double-stranded polymer to be less than the characteristic length a.
Force-Induced Melting and Thermal Melting of a Double-Stranded Biopolymer
As we shall see later, however, the conjecture (3) does not hold for the rod-bead model.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
We also discuss for the rod-bead model how the characteristic length depends on the bead radius.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Let us now discuss the characteristic length for the rod-bead model.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Here we assume that the parameter r denotes the bead radius. (F ig .4) In Fig. 4, for the rod-bead model, the numerical estimates of the characteristic length N0 are plotted against the bead radius r.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Table 3: Numerical estimates of the characteristic length of unknot for the rod-bead model.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Figure 4: Two series of estimates of the characteristic length N0 (r) are shown by black triangles for the rod-bead model and by black circles for the cylinder model, respectively.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
The estimates for the cylinder model is given in Table 2, and those of the rod-bead model in Table 3.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
However, we see from Fig. 4 that the characteristic length N0 (r) for the rod-bead model is not given by an exponential function of the bead radius r with 0.0 ≤ r ≤ 0.2.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Thus, for the rod-bead model, the conjecture of the exponential dependence could be valid only for a limited range of the bead radius.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
Fig. 4: Two series of estimates of the characteristic length N0 (r) are shown by black triangles for the rod-bead model and by black circles for the cylinder model, respectively.
Characteristic length of random knotting for cylindrical self-avoiding polygons
The expression for and the repulsive force 2/βr are equivalent representations of the thermal forces acting on a given bead.
Entropic Elasticity of Weakly Perturbed Polymers
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