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  • n  a small nub (especially an undeveloped fruit or ear of corn)

  • The film pines for those quiet moments when a wounded man can sit holding a baby, the newborn sucking on the man's nubbin of a blasted-off finger.
  • Pound Puppies are dogs afflicted with melancholia and creased bodies that only a child could wear down to a nubbin.
  • After all the hooting and fist-shaking, after all the hanging chads and pregnant-nubbin punchcards have been adjudicated, will Americans accept the verdict, whichever way it goes .

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