Definition of Black bead

1. Noun. Erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Bead

black and white(p)
black and white warbler
black and white warblers
black antshrike
black apricot
black archangel
black art
black arts
black as coal
black ash
black babies
black bag
black bags
black bamboo
black bead (current term)
black beans
black bear
black bearberry
black bears
black bee
black beech
black beetle
black beetles
black belt
black belts
black bile
black bindweed
black birch

Literary usage of Black bead

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"Melts to a black bead before the blowpipe, and gives conspicuously with fluxes the reactions of manganese. ..."

2. Canadian Savage Folk: The Native Tribes of Canada by John MacLean (1896)
"... and then takes a red bead between the finger and thumb of his right hand, which represents his client ; and a black bead, representing the doomed man, ..."

3. The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemistry and Mineralogy by Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1845)
"It fuses, without the least intumescence, to a black bead, which is dull and metallic on the surface as if covered with a crust of ..."

4. Gasometry: Comprising the Leading Physical and Chemical Properties of Gases by Robert Bunsen (1857)
"... a thread of white glass is attached; and at ßi and ß-i are placed two other threads of black glass which, like the black bead, serve as marks of level. ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1851)
"Forms a black bead before the blowpipe, and a bottle-green gla-s with borax. Not attacked by hydrochloric acid. (Laurent, Ann. Chim. Phys. 59, 109. ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1896)
"Curses are called down upon the latter, and then the shaman, stooping down, makes a hole in the ground with his finger, " drops into it the fatal black bead ..."

7. Plattner's Manual of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis with the Blowpipe by John H. Caswell, Carl Friedrich Plattner, Henry Bedinger Cornwall (1892)
"In the forceps it fuses with difficulty to a black bead with a dull surface. ... becomes brown and finally fuses to a black bead. ..."

8. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"Melts to a black bead before the blowpipe, and gives conspicuously with fluxes the reactions of manganese. ..."

9. Canadian Savage Folk: The Native Tribes of Canada by John MacLean (1896)
"... and then takes a red bead between the finger and thumb of his right hand, which represents his client ; and a black bead, representing the doomed man, ..."

10. The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemistry and Mineralogy by Jöns Jakob Berzelius (1845)
"It fuses, without the least intumescence, to a black bead, which is dull and metallic on the surface as if covered with a crust of ..."

11. Gasometry: Comprising the Leading Physical and Chemical Properties of Gases by Robert Bunsen (1857)
"... a thread of white glass is attached; and at ßi and ß-i are placed two other threads of black glass which, like the black bead, serve as marks of level. ..."

12. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1851)
"Forms a black bead before the blowpipe, and a bottle-green gla-s with borax. Not attacked by hydrochloric acid. (Laurent, Ann. Chim. Phys. 59, 109. ..."

13. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1896)
"Curses are called down upon the latter, and then the shaman, stooping down, makes a hole in the ground with his finger, " drops into it the fatal black bead ..."

14. Plattner's Manual of Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis with the Blowpipe by John H. Caswell, Carl Friedrich Plattner, Henry Bedinger Cornwall (1892)
"In the forceps it fuses with difficulty to a black bead with a dull surface. ... becomes brown and finally fuses to a black bead. ..."

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