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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"
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Inside the box were sheep--four Sierra Nevada bighorns waiting (patiently, in fact) to touch down in their new home, a rocky slope nubbled with glacial scree and lodgepole pines.
At Beltsville's Systemic Mycology and Microbiology Lab, mycologist Amy Rossman pulls out three tall volumes by the Tulasnes, with full-page plates of delicate line drawings of nubbled globes or fatly bending projections, the brothers' minute records of fungal details.