a convex molding having the form of elongated beads alternating with disks placed edge-on, or with spherical beads, or with both.
(of paneling) having panels flush with their stiles and rails and surrounded with a flush bead.
(formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.
- Bead lightning
lightning in which the intensity appears to vary along the path and which thus resembles a string of beads.