Synonyms for knobby

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His face was almost as hard and knobby as his stick; and so were his hands.

A man sprang at me and thrust something cold and knobby into my neckcloth.

And then its briny deeps ceased to swim with knobby condiments.

They still caressed a knobby bit of metal in my overcoat pocket.

Jason clutched the knobby bark of the logs when he was left alone.

He gazed over Stephen's shoulder at Goldsmith's knobby poll.

And carrying nice, knobby stone creeks to stave in our heads!

It was slim and sort o' knobby like this wood—what's the name of it, now?

No line of beauty redeemed his lean limbs and knobby joints.

Cavity acute, wavy, brown; Stem medium to long, often knobby and clubbed.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from knob + -y (2). Alternative form knobbly attested from 1859. Related: Knobbiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KNOBBY

bumpy

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