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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fairy-beads the separate joints of the stems of fossil crinoids found in carboniferous limestone
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. faerie, enchantment—fae (mod. fée). See Fay.


In literature:

The game of dominoes, Grace, a box of beads, and Andersen's fairy tales.
"Susan" by Amy Walton
On the side toward the beach the tiny beads of water glistening amid the rose color of the ice plants shone like tiny fairy jewels.
"The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines" by Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook