I felt there were a lot of ways that I could spend the stub end of my life cycle that were more productive.
Instead, they were forced to compromise by having him stub out a cigarette.
As she spoke Mrs. Whitefoot was already starting down the stub.
The stub of his blue pencil had not figured out a contingency like this.
He took his ax and cut down the stub, split it open, and found inside over two bushels of bugs.
I used to stub my toe so; you ought to recollect me by that.
He measured his range by a jackpine stub, and when two of the Woongas had reached and passed that stub he fired.
His drum was the stub of a dry limb about the size of one's wrist.
Sam repeated the push, careful to keep time with the stub and push always just as it began to swing away from him.
The stub of a tail was marking time to the canine heartbeats.
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Old English stybb "stump of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (cf. Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from PIE root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in Middle English to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish a cigarette" is from 1927. Related: Stubbed; stubbing.