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  • n  a small lump or protuberance
  • n  a small piece
    a nub of coal
  • n  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    the nub of the story

  • But that's not the nub of it either.
  • At the nub of debates over Muslim integration in Europe lies the question: what's decent to do in public? Display your sexuality, or your faith?.
  • At the nub of debates over Muslim integration in the West lies the question, What's decent to do in public--display your sexuality or your faith?.
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  • Bird bits: Pacific wren - a loud-mouthed, stubby, brown bird
    In actuality, the Pacific wren is a tiny, deliciously vocal lollipop, a 0.3-ounce glob of exquisitely subtle feathers, measuring three to four inches in length with five- to six-inch wingspan. Its nub of a tail is often cocked upright.
    June 28, 2013 - Juneau Empire

  • Bill Keller in International Herald Tribune
    When you watched her work - relentless on the phone, gnawing her fingernails to the nub, a perfectionist on the keyboard - you'd think: a workhorse, not a showhorse,said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times. "Then you'd read...
  • Noel Sharkey in
    This president is further and further removed from the economic realities of this nation. To veto this bill at a time when housing is at the nub of our economic crisis, at a time when housing prices are declining, at a time when foreclosures are... Charles Schumer International Herald Tribune Jun 21, 2008 68559 91473 nub I do think there should be some international discussion and arms control on these weapons but there's absolutely none," said Prof Sharkey. "The military have a strange view of artificial intelligence based on science fiction. The nub of it...

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