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prayer beads

[prair] /prɛər/
plural noun
1.
a rosary.
Origin of prayer beads
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30
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  • To you I give the prayer beads––it is good to give them to you.

    The Flute of the Gods

    Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for prayer beads

prayer beads

/prɛə/
plural noun
1.
(RC Church) the beads of the rosary
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