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  • adj. having the characteristics of a nugget

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a nugget; occurring in nuggets or lumps.
  • Short, thickset, and strong: applied to a horse or a man.


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  • King calls Puglisi "nuggety," which translates best as a sort of scrappiness.


  • I imagined a conveyor belt filled with rubble chugging its way through the studio, discharging nuggety factoids at random.

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  • A nuggety black man flew from the doorway of the mud-brick room and ran straight for the back hedge.

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  • Along came a beautiful fair breeze out of the southeast which lasted long enough to see white cliffs, trees, yellow cliffs, trees, curving golden beaches, and the low, nuggety jaws of Botany Bay.

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  • Within an hour a willing bunch of prisoners gathered for an open-air meeting as a diversion, and in the middle of them someone whipped off a manhole noted on the stolen drainage chart, and Shag Rees, a nuggety little Welshman, slipped into it.


  • Des Plunkett, a nuggety little man with a fierce moustache, had a staff of map tracers dispersed in various rooms throughout the camp.


  • Thus the aggregation of the nuggety forms of gold from solution becomes a still more simple matter, only one reagent being necessary, so that there is a greater probability of such depositions obtaining than were a double process necessary.

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  • But when we find large nuggety masses of high carat gold in the beds of dead rivers, another origin has to be sought.

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  • “Show me the alert Englishman, ” he says, “who will not find a stimulation in those nuggety word-groupings which are the commonplaces in good American conversation.

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  • The Telegraph came with the offer of their buggy, and then the Police offered theirs; but Mine Host, harnessing two nuggety little horses into his buck-board, drove round to the store, declaring a buck-board was the "only thing for the road."

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