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noun as in kernel

noun as in nub

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Linn’s sly sense of humor resurfaces in the terrific “Porky Marge,” a margherita pizza punctuated with crisp nubbins of bacon and showered with Romano cheese.

We know how unlikely it is that Cassie, who has been depicted as a worn-down nubbin of PTSD through most of the film, would be able to get her revenge from beyond the grave.

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He took it to bed with him in the loft and read till his 'nubbin' of candle burned out.

Small nubbin' for all the world, but it stole the hot an' the smell o' the meat.'

Mother Howard hesitated at the brink of the very nubbin of it all, to Robert Fairchild.

Bimeby they wa'n't no stick left—only a nubbin, about four inches long, an' it was Rocky's turn.

Lincoln whispered to his friend, "Did you ever see so small a nubbin that had so much husk on it?"


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nubbin, such as: fruit, grain, meat, morsel, nut, and atom.

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