From that day to the present he and Captain stubber had been upon most intimate and confidential terms.
stubber must be 'brought to book' for this in the first instance.
Well, yes; but no doubt you have your profit in the delay, Captain stubber.
"I hope that this country is more equitably administered," said stubber.
stubber only shrugged his shoulders, as though the alteration in fortune was no such great prize after all.
"The people are far better than their nobles,—that I 'm sure of," said stubber, stoutly.
At this moment he would almost have preferred to see Captain stubber.
Well thought of, stubber; and there was something else in my head,—what was it?
stubber had scarcely crossed the threshold of the room when he appeared to appreciate the exact frame of his master's mind.
It might perhaps be possible to do something with Mr. Hart and Captain stubber.
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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.