nubby nubby

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of textiles; having a rough surface

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Usage(s):

  1. One of the best advertisements for Thailand's soft, nubby silk cloth is the country's delicately beautiful Queen Sirikit, who has her gowns designed by Balmain.
  2. Sherlock Holmes became a tweed icon at the turn of the last century after sporting nubby wool capes while on the trail of London's miscreants.
  3. Topping It Off At the fall 2008 menswear shows in Milan, the must-have accessories were hatsfrom nubby caps to huge fur trappers.

News

  • News: Orbotix announces Sphero 2.0 robotic ball

    Orbotix has announced Sphero 2.0 ($130), the new edition of its iOS-compatible robotic gaming ball. Sphero 2.0 boasts a new motion engine that’s twice as fast as the original Sphero, and updated multicolor LEDs make Sphero 2.0 three times brighter than its predecessor. Sphero 2.0 also features brand new accessories — it comes with two ramps, and Nubby covers for harsher environments are sold ...
    on August 14, 2013     Source: iLounge

Quotes

  1. "I would bet every dollar I have that our field is top five in every category from looking good to being functional to being smooth and thick," Pitts said. "As offensive linemen, we can even wear our nubby, Cadillac-type cleats on it. Our...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Chester Pitts Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "Some are nubby, and some are softer leather," Akers said. "You want the smoother-leather ones because they have more compression and will go farther."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: David Akers Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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