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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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She was happy to see Judaism alive and well, and you could almost measure that joy in the chocolate covered matzos, coconut-crusted marshmallows, sugary fruit rings, and nubby horseradish roots piled in every corner of her kosher-for-Passover kitchen.
West Elm's Peggy collection of trim, tailored sofas and loveseats feature nubby cayenne or pebble-gray upholstery tucked under slim, pecan-stained legs.
The Dollop rug by Blu Dot is made of a wool-cotton blend, with a thick, nubby weave that creates a textured landscape.
Designed for the Xbox One and PS4, the Alpha thumbstick extenders have a nubby surface to decrease slippage, helping players stay in the game.
Here in the rainbow colorway, Safavieh's Carrie decorative pillow recalls nubby hopsack texture of the iconic little tweed jacket by Chanel.
Even the book's cover conveys this choice of a more domestic, intimate, and stereotypically feminine structure: whereas the cover of Pollan's book is a recreation of an Italianesque still-life painting of grapes, egg, bone, and mushroom against a smooth black background, the cover of Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is sage green with a nubby texture like linen, a pair of hands offer gorgeous Christmas lima beans to the reader, startlingly red and white, and stenciled vines curl out from around the wrists.
White is nubby or irregular with a 'whiter' white on the weft and shadow on the weave.
In one spectacular shot, we are confronted by twelve silken lengths of material in shades ranging from metallic gray to olive green to nubby raspberry to royal blue.
Comments: Not everyone can afford an iconic little black dress or a nubby jacket from one of the world's most coveted fashion houses, but many of them get the thrill of the brand from pulling out an intertwined C-embellished cosmetics package from their purse.
My hands lingered on the fabric--this one rough, this one nubby, this one smooth.
The fish have nubby snouts, open ulcers and tattered fins from rubbing against the concrete raceways.
Telomeres are nubby pieces of protein that are attached to the end of chromosomes.