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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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In the title poem he writes: 'My voice in the dusty evening of Lahore/ Echoes from the chipped roof/ Of grandfather's grave/ The map of my life is all wrinkled/ The dust cloaks my stubbled face/ Sleeves upturned into a muddy pouch, my alphabets are singlehandedly sown in this city.
He's bald and stubbled, dressed all in black, with an earring in his left ear, a necklace in the shape of an anchor and a baseball cap at a rakish angle.
In that picture, though, details like my hair and my colleagues' stubbled faces were muddy, most likely due to motion blur.
For miles around, the earth is dun-colored and dry, stubbled with yellow grass.
Row after row of green, and then dark-skinned men and women, soaked with sweat, grunting, pulling up their machetes and slashing the rows, backs hunched, behind them the jungle earth stubbled with the bases of cane.
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ABURLY, STUBBLED, THIRTY-SOMETHING MAN pushes toward the bar, simultaneously fumbling with his jacket and ordering a beer.
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The screen glowed, plunging the surrounding mud and stubbled field into black.
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