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The word "bead" uses 4 letters: abde.

n. - A prayer. 2

n. - A little perforated ball, to be strung on a thread, and worn for ornament; or used in a rosary for counting prayers, as by Roman Catholics and Mohammedans, whence the phrases to tell beads, to at one's beads, to bid beads, etc., meaning, to be at prayer. 2

n. - Any small globular body 2

n. - A bubble in spirits. 2

n. - A drop of sweat or other liquid. 2

n. - A small knob of metal on a firearm, used for taking aim (whence the expression to draw a bead, for, to take aim). 2

n. - A small molding of rounded surface, the section being usually an arc of a circle. It may be continuous, or broken into short embossments. 2

n. - A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe; as, the borax bead; the iron bead, etc. 2

v. t. - To ornament with beads or beading. 2

v. i. - To form beadlike bubbles. 2

Direct anagrams of bead:

abed bade

Words formed by adding one letter before or after bead (in bold), or to abde in any order:

i - abide o - abode adobe r - ardeb barde bared beard bread debar a - baaed g - badge k - baked l - baled blade n - baned s - based beads sabed t - bated y - bayed beady u - daube



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