nubbin


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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.
The girth of Big Billie Potts protrudes "Like a croker of nubbins," or a burlap sack filled with imperfect Indian corn (81, l.
Chandler: Nubbin Crouch (505) 746-3782; e-mail: plumber@pvtnetworks.
Even the tailbones are a simple nubbin that barely supports the tail feathers.
If I ever get caught in a high wind my hair will all blow off like dandelion fluff, leaving only a tiny pockmarked nubbin of bald head.
To assault his stepfather as tyrant, he stones the tree in symbol; and to attack this worm of a man as a feckless speaker, he flings epithets in the kind of signifying that Gates has defined as "the trope of tropes" (52) for African-American literature: "'And you, you ole battle-hammed, slew-foot, box-ankled nubbin, you
The Blue Point was still providing musical pleasure up until its stylus finally was reduced to a mere nubbin.
These writers don't believe they can be reborn, cleansed, honed down to a recovered nubbin, and they don't want to be.
With this loss," I said, "our taxes this year will be cut to a nubbin.
After its first growing season, it is just a tiny nubbin, no more than 1/10th of an inch tall.
From the FAM slicers the |chips' pass over nubbin removers before entering the series of blanchers and finally the Florigo fryer; this unit has been fitted with an oil recovery system.
A more explicit acknowledgment of the ambiguity inherent in these terms is provided by Lemire and colleagues in describing the picture of an infant with a partial skull defect, through which a round nubbin of brain tissue protrudes, the diameter of which is about half the length of the face (Fig.