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nub

a small fibrous knot in yarn

nub

[nəb]
(textiles)
A planned knot or tangle in yarn to give a desired irregular texture to a fabric.
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Classification criteria were as follows: 1) nubbly type: length of the plaque greater than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel and width of the plaque greater than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel; 2) nodular type: length of the plaque less than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel and width of the plaque greater than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel; 3) strip type: length of the plaque greater than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel and width of the plaque less than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel; 4) focal type: length of the plaque greater than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel and width of the plaque less than 2/3 inner diameter of the reference blood vessel.
The plastered walls were nubbly and crumbling, and I always wondered if chunks would avalanche when she yelled.
There were striped pantsuits for business meetings, a tiered white linen dress topped with a bone-colored leather blazer for luncheons, and a nubbly Baja hoodie for weekends.
My husband managed to make room for pistachio polenta cake, nubbly and delicious, served with almond ice cream and roast strawberries.
Fabrics such as nubbly linens, rough hessian and watered silk in a palette of sky blues, cloudy whites and soft greys create a soothing harmony.
[Beth] tentatively approached the Kotel [Western Wall] and touched its nubbly surface as if it was the face of a man she was deciding if she liked.
Elsewhere, craft contributions are slickly pro, with nubbly, multi-textured lensing on digital and Super 8 by Paula Huidobro and canny sound design by Ryan Kaiser repping standout elements.
peach-colored teddies; slips, nubbly jackets made of the
While the well-tended Sophia Jane sports "tight black ringlets which were cuffed every day on a stick" and "stiffly pleated lawn pantalettes and tight bodice," Nannie's body reveals the effects of neglect and malnutrition when she arrives on the Rhea plantation with her parents: On the floor of the wagon sat two blacks, male and female, holding between them a scrawny, half-naked black child, with a round nubbly head and fixed bright monkey eyes.
Nicholas Nelson, Newark notary, neuters nubbly nutrias
Here we find all-too-brief discussion and commentary on some lesser-known investigations beyond the nubbly first question addressed by this series.
It's worth testing one - if the filling feels smooth and pappy, rather than nubbly, they need more time.