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1. The short, stiff stalks of grain or hay remaining on a field after harvesting.
2. Something resembling this material, especially the short growth of hair that eventually protrudes from the skin after shaving.

[Middle English stuble, from Old French estuble, from Latin stupula, stupla, variant of stipula, straw.]

stub′bled adj.
stub′bly adj.


1. (Agriculture) having the stubs of stalks left after a crop has been cut and harvested
2. having a bristly growth or surface
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Adj.1.stubbled - having a short growth of beardstubbled - having a short growth of beard; "his stubbled chin"
unshaved, unshaven - not shaved
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We set up the decoys, stubbled up the blinds, turned on the e-caller, and waited .
They look awful, but so do we, scummy and stubbled in the funkiest Salvation Army clothes we can find, but they--and we--roll quiet.
THE lowering late summer sun highlights the recently stubbled fields and forests of the Derwent Valley, surrounded by the purple Pennines and distant Cheviot Hills.
Post-trim, I prefer the lean and macho look of a stubbled Jason Statham, although I invariably end up looking like I'm about to set up camp on a blanket in a town shop doorway with a borrowed dog and a tin mug.
Birdsell was carrying the decoy in front of me as we trekked across the stubbled pasture.
Instead, concealed by fences and shrubs of camouflage, we stalk Ardis like spies, watch her stride back and forth across the roughly stubbled golf course; swinging her club at the ball, sending it out of sight, she plays one round after another until, with burned skin, she drives us home at sunset.
There were lighter moments as well when he rubbed his stubbled cheeks to create a grating sound or thumped his chin with his fist to produce a thud.
First Friday Mass dismissed, my blessing gone With them into the brittle cold of dawn, The ladies of my "remnant" snugged along The stubbled field of maize toward Madison And home.
With Sotloff's video, dated, Sept 2, Sotloff has stubbled hair and beard - this indicates that Sotloff's killing took place days after Foley's, (http://edition.
In leading his team to a resounding win over Wales on Sunday, the stubbled face of new England moved third in the all-time list of Red Rose captains.
She watches the farmland roll by, sere and stubbled after harvest.
The boy on the rake went to and fro, up and down across the stubbled field, trying to salvage every wisp.