noun, plural beads·men. Archaic.
- beading of ribs,
- beadle, george wells,
- beady eye,
Origin of beadsman
Examples from the Web for beadsman
Henry followed the beadsman, who hurried on towards Falconcleugh.
What can be better touched than the figures of the beadsman and the old nurse Angela?Life of John Keats|Sidney Colvin
A beadsman was an inmate of an almshouse who was bound to pray for the founders of the house.English Narrative Poems|Various
Henry's silence was probably meant as a quickener of the beadsman's garrulity.
From the title "Sir" being applied to Henry's beadsman, it seems that he was a priest, and we learn that he received 40s.The Privy Purse Expenses of King Henry VIII from November MDXXIX, to December MDXXXII|Nicholas Harris Nicolas