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Nub  n.  A jag, or snag; a knob; a protuberance; also, the point or gist, as of a story. (Colloq.)

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"Nub" Quotes from Famous Books

... nub of it being that he had always thought of being a doctor, but not until a chance remark made by John Wesley, Jr., last night had the idea appeared to him important. Just to make one more among the thousands of doctors in America was one thing, he said. It was ...
— John Wesley, Jr. - The Story of an Experiment • Dan B. Brummitt

... know whether this is the handwriting or not. You know it is the handwriting. Now if you will listen, you will know that this must be the list of statistics which was to be the 'nub' of your great effort, and the accompanying blast the beginning of the burst of eloquence which was continued on the next page—and you will recognize that there was ...
— The Gilded Age, Complete • Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner

... examination. Each rounded steel band ran unbroken except for the smooth, almost jointless hinge and the small lock which sat perched on the back of the wrist in a little rounded excrescence like a steel wart. In the flat center of each lock was a small keyhole and alongside of it a notched nub, the nub being sunk in a minute depression. On the inner side, underneath, the cuffs slid into themselves—two notches on each showing where the jaws might be tightened to fit a smaller hand than his—and right over the large blue veins in the middle of the wrists were ...
— The Escape of Mr. Trimm - His Plight and other Plights • Irvin S. Cobb

Words linked to "Nub" :   substance, nubble, pith, heart, prominence, inwardness, center, meat, extrusion, mental object, bare bones, bump, jut, cognitive content, gibbosity, piece, marrow, hump, stuff, nubby, haecceity, quintessence, part, essence, hypostasis, nitty-gritty, protuberance, nubbin, centre, swelling, excrescence

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