from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of hubbles; rough: as, hubbly ice; a hubbly road; hubbly skating or sleighing. The Advance, Feb. 18, 1886.


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  • But the snow-ice on Milton Pond was "hubbly" and not nice to skate on, while there were only a few patches of smooth ice anywhere in town.

    The Corner House Girls at School

  • "hubbly" places, Janice saw Mrs. Beaseley out sweeping the narrow brick walk laid in front of her gate.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • Breathe, focus inwardly, and trust your gut as the best travel guide - especially when things go unexpectedly hubbly-bubbly.

    Lisa Haisha: When Plans Go Hubbly Bubbly - Part Two

  • And by pure luck, today (4/20) we put out a video tribute to one Iraqi's all-consuming love for his hookah, or hubbly bubbly as he calls it.

    Boing Boing

  • In the narrow streets of old Cairo -- in alleys where beggars limp through piles of garbage, where idle men puff on their hubbly-bubblies and chickens beat up dust with their wings -- the ancient tradition of the neighborhood scribe lingers.

    Nibbling At The Net

  • Analyst Peter Alliss, a Briton who split airtime between ABC and the BBC, correctly noted when things were getting "hubbly and bubbly." - ABC followed its own course of coverage

  • The three witches with their hubbly-bubbliness had disappeared (much to Abu's chagrin because this was the only bit of the play he could quote at me in the car), in their place a demonically possesed child who physically stayed with Macbeth through much of the play.

    A Babelous Macbeth

  • He believed that the sound of the traditional Egyptian "hubbly bubblies" contained messages to him from the god Osiris.

    Mind Hacks: The alternate realities of Richard Dadd

  • Historical perspective comes with the hubbly-bubblies here, and the tea house verdict on U.S. administrator Paul Bremer was bitter.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2004

  • The auto was evidently picking its way along the hubbly road in second gear.

    Pee-Wee Harris


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  • Swamp gases make pond water bubbly

    And snowfall confuses things doubly.

    The mingling's not nice

    For mid-winter ice,

    Which skaters will find sadly hubbly.

    October 4, 2016