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[huhb-lee] /ˈhʌb li/
of uneven surface; rough:
hubbly ice; a hubbly road.
Origin of hubbly
1865-70, Americanism; perhaps hub (in the sense of protuberance) + -ly; cognate with Dutch hobbelig rugged Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was hubbly and grass-covered and one side of it had a kind of ragged edge.

    Pee-Wee Harris Adrift

    Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He did not bother hunting for the tracks in the hubbly ground, but made straight for the tree.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • It is broad and inviting at first, but toward the finish it is rough, and hubbly, and painful to travel.

    Frank Merriwell's Backers

    Burt L. Standish
  • Burns had stopped short in the middle of the hubbly, half-frozen street they were crossing.

    Red Pepper Burns Grace S. Richmond
  • The auto was evidently picking its way along the hubbly road in second gear.

    Pee-wee Harris Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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