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nubble

(ˈnʌbəl)
n
a small lump
[C19: diminutive of nub]
ˈnubbly adj
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Noun1.nubble - a small lump or protuberancenubble - a small lump or protuberance  
excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, bulge, protrusion, protuberance, swelling, bump, prominence - something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings; "the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge"; "the hump of a camel"; "he stood on the rocky prominence"; "the occipital protuberance was well developed"; "the bony excrescence between its horns"
References in classic literature ?
Well,' said Mrs Nubbles, evading the point, 'your beer's down there by the fender, Kit.
Mrs Nubbles ironed away in silence for a minute or two, and coming to the fireplace for another iron, glanced stealthily at Kit while she rubbed it on a board and dusted it with a duster, but said nothing until she had returned to her table again: when, holding the iron at an alarmingly short distance from her cheek, to test its temperature, and looking round with a smile, she observed:
He was lying on a piece of dingy ticking full of lumps and nubbles.