Examples of nubbin in a Sentence
had only a nubbin of crayon left
this nubbin of the intelligence report is the prediction that the country's government will soon fall
Recent Examples of nubbin from the Web
These sharp nubbins are really wind-lopped trees and telephone poles, pushing up spikily from the flatlands of South Florida in bare, broken myriads.
Three weeks past my usual trim time, my hair was still too short to corral into a ponytail (except for the not-so-business-appropriate super high samurai nubbin).
It was served with mostly tiny nubbins of French fries and may have been on the menu as punishment for anyone who ordered it instead of more elegant fare.
The cable is in fact a disguised extension piece, and the round nubbin contains the electronics.
With all the attention paid to Donald Trump’s many obsessions—crowd size, ratings size, the size of his little nubbins—his fixation on Time magazine may have been overlooked.
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Origin and Etymology of nubbin
First Known Use: 1692See Words from the same year
Synonymsatom, crumb, dribble, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, bit, nugget, particle, patch, scrap, scruple, snip, snippet, speck, tittle
Related Wordsace, dab, dash, driblet, drop, fraction, haet [chiefly Scottish], halfpenny, ha'penny, iota, jot, kenning [chiefly Scottish], lick, minim, mite, modicum, nutshell, ounce, pinch, shred, smatter, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), spot, strain, streak, suspicion, taste, touch, trace, whisper, whit; bite, mouthful, nibble, tidbit (also titbit); fragment, part, portion, section; chip, flake, shard, shiver, sliver, splinter; clipping, paring, shaving; smithereens
Near Antonymschunk, gob, hunk, lump, slab; abundance, barrel, bucket, bushel, deal, heaps, loads, mass, mountain, peck, pile, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, scads, stack, volume, wad, wealth
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