One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a long string of beads’
ball, pellet, pill, globule, spheroid, spherule, sphere, oval, ovoid, orb, round, pearl
necklace, string of beads, chaplet
2‘beads of sweat’
droplet, drop, blob, bubble, dot, dewdrop, teardrop
‘I drew a bead on the nape of his neck’
aim at, fix on, focus on, zero in on, sight
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