nubby

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj nubby of textiles; having a rough surface "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nubby Full of entanglements or imperfections; lumpy: as, dirty, nubby cotton.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Nubby lumpy, dirty
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Usage

In literature:

Ain't seen nothing like it lately, everybody knowed Tucky-Nubby.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
I know of one beautiful stump on which the buyer wanted permission to remove part of its bark to see if it had nubby growth.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
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In news:

Turn your gaze to nubby fabrics and rich weaves as the season's go-to blazer.
Nubby just created a new homepage.
Nubby, retro-plaid upholstery covers a Donegal chair at Crate & Barrel.
Nubby boiled wool curtains are instant room-warmers.
Chocolate and pecans give these cookies the nubby appearance of tweed .
Tom Poirier's nubby, hand- woven rugs are created on a traditional manual loom, using "upcycled" 100 percent wool from Pendleton Woolen Mills with a cotton warp.
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