Garp saw only a pad of paper and a pencil with the eraser bitten down to a nub.
He tracked the little nub of bamboo down as it rolled on his bench, then stared at it.
Both recognise the nub and urgency of the problem: non-EU drivers.
I have some reservations about Article 3, the nub of the legislation, and Article 5.
Our most pressing task is to found a European democracy. That is the nub of the discussion and the conflict between us.
That is the nub of the debate on the deeply flawed Services Directive.
That is the nub of the matter.
That is the nub of the crisis - irresponsible indebtedness that has been carried on for many years.
That is the nub of the problem, and we cannot hope to make any progress with the sporting world until it is resolved.
The nub of our dilemma is that the State is the main protector of both our security and our liberty.
a small piece: stub, nubbin, part, piece
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience: kernel, heart, nitty-gritty, essence, haecceity, bare bones, cognitive content, gist, quintessence, sum, mental object, content, core, quiddity, centre, hypostasis, heart and soul, marrow, meat, substance, center, pith, stuff, inwardness
a small lump or protuberance: protrusion, extrusion, gibbousness, bulge, swelling, hump, prominence, nubble, bump, excrescence, jut, gibbosity, protuberance