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bead

1. Architect Furniture a small convex moulding having a semicircular cross section
2. Chem a small solid globule made by fusing a powdered sample with borax or a similar flux on a platinum wire. The colour of the globule serves as a test for the presence of certain metals (bead test)
3. Metallurgy a deposit of welding metal on the surface of a metal workpiece, often used to examine the structure of the weld zone
4. RC Church one of the beads of a rosary

bead

[bēd]
(computer science)
A small subroutine.
(design engineering)
A projecting rim or band.
(electromagnetism)
A glass, ceramic, or plastic insulator through which passes the inner conductor of a coaxial transmission line and by means of which the inner conductor is supported in a position coaxial with the outer conductor.
(metallurgy)
The drop of precious metal obtained by cupellation in fire assaying.

bead

2. A narrow wood strip, molded on one edge, against which a door or window sash closes; a stop bead.
3. A strip of metal or wood used around the periphery of a pane of glass to secure it in a frame, ventilator, or sash; a stop
4. A pearl-shaped carved decoration on moldings or other ornaments, usually in series, or in conjunction with other shapes; a beading. Also see bead and reel molding.
5. A molding decorated with beading; an astragal, 1 or chaplet.
6. Used in combination with other terms to describe the function or position of a beaded molding, such as quirk bead, angle bead, corner bead, etc.
7. The act of carving or running a bead; beading.
8. In metal roofing or flashing, the shape formed by folding a narrow strip of the edge flat or rolling it into a tube in order to stiffen or fasten the metal.
9. A factory-formed light-gauge metal strip having one or two expanded or short perforated flanges and variously shaped noses; used at the perimeter of plastered surface as a casing bead or plaster stop, and at corners to reinforce the edge.
10. A hardened drop of excess paint or varnish.
11. A narrow, convex strip of sealant, such as caulking or glazing compound.
12. A weld bead.

bead, butt and square

Similar to bead and butt but having the panels flush on the beaded face only, and showing square reveals on the other.

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Ring and bead sight.
i. A rounded ridge at the end of a tube for carrying fluids into aircraft.
ii. The high-strength carbon-steel wire bundles that give strength and stiffness to aircraft tires.
iii. The unwanted ridge of filler metal that sticks up above the surface of the metal that has been welded.
iv. The central point of a fixed (ring and bead) sight. The bead is ahead of the ring.

bead

(1) A small programming subroutine. A sequence of beads that are strung together is called a "thread."

(2) The insulator surrounding the inner wire of a coaxial cable.
References in classic literature ?
There were light boxes on shelves in the counting-house, and strings of mock beads hanging up.
Another little book or two were lying near, and a common basket of common fruit, and another basket full of strings of beads and tinsel scraps.
The woman leaned out of her door, shook the beads, and screamed after me:
The shopwoman ran to the nurse, thrust the beads into her hands, and said:
The nurse refused the beads squarely and firmly, and that ended the matter.
As my beads are scattered so shall you scatter this People of the Axe.
I would willingly do this, my sister, though I have never laboured in the fields, for wherever I have dwelt the men have kept me back from all work, save such as the weaving of flowers or the stringing of beads.
she said, in a loud frightened whisper to Adam; "never mind the beads.
I tell you what, if there had been a real Jess and she had boasted to me about her cloak with beads, I would have said to her in a careless sort of voice, "Step across with me, Jess and I'll let you see something that is hanging in my wardrobe.
Nor did he dream that her low acquiescence was due, as much as anything else, to the beads of sweat on his forehead, his trembling hand, and his all too-evident general distress.
From San Francisco," replied the Woman, with embarrassment, as great beads of perspiration spangled her spiritual brow.
This is only a record of broken and apparently unrelated memories, some of them as distinct and sequent as brilliant beads upon a thread, others remote and strange, having the character of crimson dreams with interspaces blank and black--witch-fires glowing still and red in a great desolation.