bead (n.) 3
[plural] rosary beads
2H6 I.i.27 [Queen to King] The mutual conference that my mind hath had ... / In courtly company or at my beads
2H6 I.iii.54 [Queen to Suffolk, of the King] all his mind is bent to holiness, / To number Ave-Maries on his beads
3H6 II.i.161 [Richard to Warwick, of their position] Numbering our Ave-Maries with our beads
CE II.ii.197 [Dromio of Syracuse to himself] O for my beads!
R2 III.iii.147 [King Richard to Aumerle] I'll give my jewels for a set of beads
R3 III.vii.92 [Buckingham to Lord Mayor] When holy ... men / Are at their beads, 'tis much to draw them thence

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