A string of beads used in prayer, especially a rosary.
- Some Protestants are joining the other faithful who use prayer beads as a tool of devotion.
- Here, a glass globe filled with liquid hangs inside an elaborate pod- or womb-shaped structure composed of alternating strings of Buddhist prayer beads and wooden abacus balls suspended from a freestanding wooden support.
- Pulling the string of prayer beads from the chain at her waist, she brought it to her lips, sinking back to the floor in front of the statue.
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