• WordNet 3.6
    • n hubble-bubble an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water "a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hubble-bubble A tobacco pipe, so arranged that the smoke passes through water, making a bubbling noise, whence its name. In India, the bulb containing the water is often a cocoanut shell. It is a simple type of hookah.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hubble-bubble A continued bubbling or gurgling sound.
    • n hubble-bubble A primitive form of pipe for smoking, popular among the lower classes in India. It consists of a cocoanut-shell having a bowl and reed inserted in the top, and a hole in the side, usually without a mouthpiece, through which the smoke is drawn, as it passes from the bowl through the reed into water contained in the shell, causing the bubbling or gurgling sound which gives the name to the pipe. The name is also applied to similar pipes made of clay, glass, silver, etc. Compare hooka and narghile. Also hobble-bobble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hubble-bubble hub′l-bub′l an East Indian tobacco-pipe, in which the smoke is drawn through water with a bubbling sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Reduplic. from bubble.


In literature:

He had none of the sleepiness and fatalistic languor of the fat hubble-bubble smoking Turk of caricature.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
Dost thou remember the Nurse's dream in that exquisite work, which she recounts in such agony to Hubble Bubble?
"The Antiquary, Volume 1" by Sir Walter Scott
The women are in the habit of enjoying the hubble-bubble, in groups, in a similar manner.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
But the "narghile," the "kaleoon," the "hookah," the "hubble-bubble," whence came they?
"Notes & Queries, No. 40, Saturday, August 3, 1850" by Various
The hubble-bubble passed from mouth to mouth, and the crew whiled away the evening hours with their monotonous chants.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
I lighted a cigar, and Akong smoked his hubble-bubble, a small copy of the nargileh of the Turks.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 4, February 1878" by Various
There he was still, sitting in his den and smoking a hubble-bubble.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
Hemp is smoked in a hubble-bubble.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

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In science:

Is There Evidence for a Hubble Bubble? The Nature of Type Ia Supernova Colors and Dust in External Galaxies.
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
Interestingly, the observed spectrum depends on the orientation of the initial hypersurface, however one’s ability observe the effect rapidly decreases with the ratio of inflationary Hubble rates inside and outside one’s bubble.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
Thus emerges a picture of spacetime in which our local Hubble volume is merely part of the inside of an open-FRW bubble, which (likely) nucleated in some other bubble, and so on; where in each positiveenergy bubble other bubbles endlessly nucleate and sometimes collide .
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
Although in this picture our local Hubble volume resides entirely within one such bubble, collisions between our bubble and others are potentially observable, if they occur within our past lightcone.
Bubble collisions and measures of the multiverse
MLCS2k2 distances that we might be at the centre of a “Hubble bubble ” [ 214] (i.e. a spherically symmetric underdensity) was shown to be a consequence of assuming rather than fitting the brighter-bluer relation [ 136, 219].
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae