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[beed-wurk] /ˈbidˌwɜrk/
beading (defs 1, 4).
Origin of beadwork
First recorded in 1745-55; bead + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Women sat on the floor, papooses on their backs, beadwork in hand.

    Land of the Burnt Thigh

    Edith Eudora Kohl
  • Indian beadwork in leaf and flower designs is generally modern.

    The Indian Today Charles A. Eastman
  • Even the footstools have little hoods to draw on over the beadwork.

    More about Pixie Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • With her she carried the blanket and the medicine bag adorned with the beadwork owl.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • By the beadwork designs on their moccasins, the judge recognized that they were Piegans.

    Then and Now Robert Vaughn
  • He says he hopes to have some beadwork for you when he sees you again.

    The Road Builders Samuel Merwin
  • They are the makers of the well-known mohair and bark and beadwork.

    First Impressions of the New World Isabella Strange Trotter
  • A history of embroidery from the quill and beadwork of the American Indians to the artistic achievement of the present.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
  • 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
  • The beadwork of the Duchess reminds me of another somewhat similar incident.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna Clara Louise Kellogg

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