Definition of String of beads
1. Noun. Several beads threaded together on a string.
Specialized synonyms: Prayer Beads, Rosary, Peag, Wampum, Wampumpeag
Generic synonyms: String
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Literary usage of String of beads
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Among some secte, especially the votaries of Vishnu, a string of beads is ... A string of beads cut from the bones of some holy lama is especially valued. ..."
2. Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan by Asiatic Society of Japan (1881)
"On the main string of beads, at an interval of seven beads—either way—from the ... From the Oya-dama, independent of the main string of beads, extend two ..."
3. A Theological Dictionary by Charles Buck (1807)
"It is a string of beads, by which they measure or count the number of their prayers. CHAPTER, a community of ecclesiastics belonging to a cathedral or ..."
4. Curiosities of Savage Life by James Greenwood (1865)
"A young man—not ugly, and who has slain his elephant—would be a fool to give more than a string of beads, three copper pans, and a big tusk for the ..."
5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"ROSARY: A string of beads, each eleventh one larger than the rest, used in the Roman Catholic Church to aid in the reciting of a fixed number of Our ..."
6. Case and His Contempories: Or, The Canadian Itinerant's Memorial by John Carroll (1869)
"Perceiving he had a string of beads round his neck, I asked him what he did with them. He answered, ' To pray upon.' I then requested him to take them off, ..."
7. Principles of Economics by Henry Rogers Seager (1917)
"Thus, instead of remembering that a string of beads is worth four deer, that two deer are worth an arrow-head and that ^wo ..."