- s of textiles; having a rough surface
a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns
- Shortly after the sun gets nubbly, the high white clouds show up.
- Born in New Hampshire, that cradle of millionaires, politicians and farmhands, John Shedd worked on his father's nubbly acres until he was 17, then got a job at $1.
- Its people are a nubbly mixture of English yeomen, Welsh shepherds and Irish peasants, congealed into Lancastrians by the Industrial Revolution.