A string of beads that one fingers and moves in order to calm oneself.
- His fingers threaded a string of ornate black worry beads, common in the Arab world.
- Combs, razor blades, mirrors, knives, belts, worry beads: everything was taken from the prisoners but the clothes they stood up in.
- Children, mainly boys, sit on their fathers' laps; men smoke an Arab water pipe, finger worry beads and chat with one another.
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