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  • adj. Alternative spelling of knobbly.


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  • There are pods, called Calabacillo, smooth and ovate like a calabash, and there are others, more rare, so "nobbly" that they are well-named "Alligator."

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer

  • He wore what his tailor's advertisements would have called a "nobbly" suit of checked tweed and -- in defiance of popular prejudice -- a brown bowler hat.

    The Adventures of Sally

  • I finished it off with a nice, nobbly crochet edging, because I figured A would enjoy sucking on it.

    Baby blanket

  • Can you have that when the being you're being nobbly to want you to get out?

    What Would YOU Think?

  • We ate lamb, potatoes, and asparagus, and talked long over wine and coffee; and as I walked back to my apartment, I saw the trees getting nobbly with buds and the first daffodils dumbly lifting their heads in Prospect Park.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • Grey-green forest surrounded them, out of which nobbly hills rose like islands from a sea of trees.

    Australia Felix

  • Luke-John stretched his neck until the tendons stood out like strings, and massaged his nobbly larynx.


  • Wry-Face lay this way, then that, but no matter what way he lay, he found a great lump just beneath him which was as hard as hard, and as nobbly as could be.

    The Book of Stories for the Story-teller

  • It began in the same way every year: the handle of her bedroom door being turned just loudly enough to wake her up, but softly enough not to count as waking her up on purpose; Toby glimmering like a moth in the dark doorway, clutching a nobbly Christmas stocking in one hand and holding up his pyjama trousers with the other.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • It was one of those nobbly, chunky rolls with sharp corners, almost as deadly as a piece of shrapnel.

    The Man Upstairs and Other Stories


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