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adj. nob·bi·er, nob·bi·est
Fashionable; stylish.

[From nob.]


Elegant or stylish.
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As it extended, I brought out a line of goods suitable for kings, and a nobby thing for duchesses and that sort, with ruffles down the fore- hatch and the running-gear clewed up with a feather- stitch to leeward and then hauled aft with a back-stay and triced up with a half-turn in the standing rigging forward of the weather-gaskets.
He wore a low-crowned, narrow-brimmed straw hat, with a broad blue ribbon around it which had a white anchor embroidered on it in front; nobby short-tailed coat, pantaloons, vest, all trim and neat and up with the fashion; red-striped stockings, very low-quarter patent-leather shoes, tied with black ribbon; blue ribbon around his neck, wide-open collar; tiny diamond studs; wrinkleless kids; projecting cuffs, fastened with large oxidized silver sleeve-buttons, bearing the device of a dog's face--English pug.
Then the old dame stood the figure up in a corner of her cottage and chuckled to behold its yellow semblance of a visage, with its nobby little nose thrust into the air.
It was said that his being town-agent to Lord Decimus Tite Barnacle was referable, not to his having the least business capacity, but to his looking so supremely benignant that nobody could suppose the property screwed or jobbed under such a man; also, that for similar reasons he now got more money out of his own wretched lettings, unquestioned, than anybody with a less nobby and less shining crown could possibly have done.
15) that Nobby Stiles has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
WORLD CUP legend Nobby Stiles is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Growing up with the Class of '92 at Man Utd, World Cup winner Nobby Stiles was one of my coaches," says Robbie.
Kerry, who lives in the Falkland Islands, said: "I had a call telling me to come to the UK, as they didn't think that Nobby was going to survive".
What would former Newcastle United ace Nobby Solano recommend from his own menu for NE1 Newcastle Restauarant Week?
John Clarke, better known as Nobby, was presented with a Good Citizen Award by the Lord Mayor.
Nobby s is located in Mintabie in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in remote South Australia, and sells a range of goods to the public including groceries, fuel and second hand motor vehicles.