The palm of his hand rasped a stubbly chin as he looked askance at me.
It seemed an age while I was crossing the short, stubbly grass of the Meadows.
He was a little man, all muscles and hands and feet, with a gray-red, stubbly beard.
"That's right," agreed the older man, rubbing his stubbly beard with his hand.
The stubbly chins were all smooth, and that makes a great difference.