Beady Bead"y, a. 1. Resembling beads; small, round, and glistening. ``Beady eyes.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. Covered or ornamented with, or as with, beads. [1913 Webster]

3. Characterized by beads; as, beady liquor. [1913 Webster]

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