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 Bead (Anglo-Saxon, bed, a prayer).Bead-roll. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bead-house.
 
An almshouse for beadsmen.   1
 


 Bead (Anglo-Saxon, bed, a prayer).Bead-roll. 

 
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