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nubbin

[′nəb·ən]
(geology)
One of the isolated bedrock knobs or small hills forming the last remnants of a mountain crest or mountain range that has succumbed to desert erosion.
A residual boulder, commonly granitic, occurring on a desert dome or broad pediment.
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compressa nubbins (n = 3) into an extraction buffer containing 30 mmol [1.
Served in a bowl sprinkled with freshly-cracked pepper, pistachio dust and a drizzle of honey, the tiny nubbins go well with a French Beauvignac, says sommelier Aimee Maher, "which is crisp and has fruitiness without the sugar--necessary to balance the sweetness of the honey in the dish.
The award-winning design uses patent embossed nubbins that allow insulating air to pass through the Java Jacket.
3 x a field length); Spigots: ALS: 2 MAP spigots, mesal, adjacent, unequal; 50-60 piriform spigots; PMS: 1 mAP; 1 fused paracribellar base (5-7 spigots); 4 aciniform spigots (1 anterior); 4 cylindrical spigots; PLS: 12 aciniform spigots, distributed; 1 subapical "modified PLS" spigot; paracribellar spigots absent but at least 2 nubbins present flanking mPLS; 3 cylindrical spigots.
Initial survival of coral nubbins transplanted by a new coral transplantation technology-options for reef rehabilitation.
The cliff was not smooth like granite or sandstone but was a sheer mosaic of tiny ledges, crannies, and nubbins caused by the erosion of cooled basalt.
The girth of Big Billie Potts protrudes "Like a croker of nubbins," or a burlap sack filled with imperfect Indian corn (81, l.
Cups sized as A, B, C, and D came in during the late '30s, Young wearers had their own categories: nubbins, bubbins, chubbins, droopers, and super-droopers.
Instead intermediate steps evolve for their own reasons, like nubbins on small reptiles in the Cretaceous era that made for better temperature control, then gradually elongated into more complex webbing that made gliding possible, then full-fledged wings that could be used for the first animal flight.
One day, for example, Mr Blasius supervised the machining of a "master model" for the company's new Nubbins M6 putter.
He hills the plants, removes the developed ears, discards the withered ears, breaks off the green shoots, thins the stalks, breaks off the undeveloped ears, breaks off the nubbins, harvests the maize, gathers the stubble, removes the tassels, gathers the ears, shucks the ears, removes the leaves, binds the ears, ties back the husks.
Formed products are made from potatoes too small to slice, as well as the nubbins and slivers left over from the fry lines.