beading of ribs
beading of ribs bead·ing of ribs (bē’dĭng)
See rachitic rosary.
material composed of or adorned with beads. narrow, lacelike trimming or edging. narrow openwork trimming through which ribbon may be run. Architecture, Furniture. a bead molding. all of the bead moldings in a single design. a small, usually round object of glass, wood, stone, or the like with a hole through it, often strung with […]
a parish officer having various subordinate duties, as keeping order during services, waiting on the rector, etc. sexton (def 2). George Wells, 1903–1989, U.S. biologist and educator: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1958. Historical Examples He was ordered to take it off, and when he refused, it was removed by a beadle. The Reign of Mary […]
a stupid or officious display or exercise of authority, as by petty officials. Historical Examples And then beadledom seemed crazed, and, joined with the many ale-bibbers, were turned out to do good service in the show. The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth Timothy Templeton noun petty officialdom
noun (archaic) a list of persons for whom prayers are to be offered Historical Examples To Jock himself it gave a keen momentary pang to see his own name only third in that beadroll of honour; but so it was. Sir Tom Mrs. Oliphant In our beadroll of the world’s greatest writers I shall mention […]