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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.

bead

bead
bead
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.
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In a previous article published in the Bead Society of Great Britain newsletter [Green], the author discussed a type of Native American style beaded medallion necklace imported in huge numbers from at least the 1960s from the Far East.
Green print shirt, Topshop; beaded bangles, as before; printed bag, Sika; cropped trousers, M&Co; snake-print sandals Light up in this sequinned gown.
The ``Ugly Betty'' star looked elegant and sexy in a turquoise chiffon slip gown with turquoise beaded high waistline from designer Pamella Roland.
Aqua beaded cardigan, pounds 40, Top Shop (0171 636 7700); green-blue beaded top, pounds 18, C&A (0171 629 1244); black beaded dress, pounds 54.
Ecology Center researchers tested a total of 106 beaded products, including 19 beaded holiday garlands (new products) from national retailers as well as 87 Mardi Gras beads (previously used) for substances that have been linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity and cancer.
On the subject of red carpet gowns, Lacroix expressed surprise over the turquoise chiffon gown with black beaded bodice that Zeta-Jones wore to the Golden Globes.
Peter Francis, noted beaded researcher, writes: "There were certain standards for the length and thickness of glass canes to be used as the raw materials for glass bead making but I'm not aware that there were any standards for tubing used for your basket beads.
Cavian offers the broadest array of beads imaginable, along with the tools and hands-on instruction necessary for customers to design and create their own unique beaded jewelry and accessories.
Mervyn's womenswear expert Nicolle Dougherty agrees that it's an accessory year, reporting that small beaded bags and wraps in velvet with beaded trims are Mervyn's biggest sellers.
A media reception will take place Friday, January 3, 2003 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM with beading demonstrations, models displaying beaded pieces for personal adornment and home accessories, and Cavian spokespeople available for interview.
earned his recent title with a collection of leopard and pony print skirts that had hemlines dripping with beaded fringe and paired with snug sweaters in eyebrow-raising shades of orange, pink and turquoise.
A new exhibition of 150 beaded objects at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History focuses on this dense web of meaning and analogy.