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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. 2016.
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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

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