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[ruhb-lee] /ˈrʌb li/
adjective, rubblier, rubbliest.
made or consisting of rubble.
Origin of rubbly
1725-35; rubble + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cornbrash, so called from its 'brashy' or rubbly nature, an earthy oolite yielding fair land for corn.

  • I passed the fork of the rubbly roads where I had parted from Hilda.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • With that thought in mind I reached my tent and fell asleep on the rubbly ground, which gave a comforting sense of stability.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • It was sunk through a sandy or rubbly matter that had no cohesion.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • Next above is the Cornbrash, a series of rubbly and occasionally hard limestones and thin clays.

  • I parted from her at a point on the monotonous plain where one rubbly road branched off from another.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • All joints are aching through being compelled to lie on the hard, rubbly floor which forms our bedsteads.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton

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