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adj. nub·bli·er, nub·bli·est
Rough or irregular; textured: the nubbly surface of raw silk.

[From nubble, a small lump (from nub; see nub) + -y.]
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Adj.1.nubbly - of textilesnubbly - of textiles; having a rough surface; "a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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La Quilda sank her shears into the hen's body, she singed the feathers, laughing; she felt around in the entrails until pulling out a yellow, nubbly, clustered, botryoidal lump of flesh.
He saw cracked and nubbly texture like old elephant skin that he would expect to see on a soil surface.
The style of the clothes is a throwback to the early part of the last century with lots of tweedy, nubbly cloths, military style coats, collarless shirts, vests and even cardigans.
There were striped pantsuits for business meetings, a tiered white linen dress topped with a bone-colored leather blazer for luncheons, and a nubbly Baja hoodie for weekends.
My husband managed to make room for pistachio polenta cake, nubbly and delicious, served with almond ice cream and roast strawberries.
She pulled closer about her neck the long nubbly cotton scarf that she was wearing with the gravity of a vestment.
Fabrics such as nubbly linens, rough hessian and watered silk in a palette of sky blues, cloudy whites and soft greys create a soothing harmony.
peach-colored teddies; slips, nubbly jackets made of the
STIR-FRY Peel the leaves off the heads, slice the nubbly centers thinly, and stir-fry in a bit of vegetable oil for 2 minutes with some minced ginger and red pepper flakes, when leaves are tender, stir in slivered scallions, lemon zest, and a dollop of butter (shown on our cover).
On the floor of the wagon sat two blacks, male and female, holding between them a scrawny, half-naked black child, with a round nubbly head and fixed bright monkey eyes.
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Here we find all-too-brief discussion and commentary on some lesser-known investigations beyond the nubbly first question addressed by this series.