What's the difference between slub and stub?

Slub


Definition:

  • (n.) A roll of wool slightly twisted; a rove; -- called also slubbing.
  • (v. t.) To draw out and twist slightly; -- said of slivers of wool.

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Stub


Definition:

  • (n.) The stump of a tree; that part of a tree or plant which remains fixed in the earth when the stem is cut down; -- applied especially to the stump of a small tree, or shrub.
  • (n.) A log; a block; a blockhead.
  • (n.) The short blunt part of anything after larger part has been broken off or used up; hence, anything short and thick; as, the stub of a pencil, candle, or cigar.
  • (n.) A part of a leaf in a check book, after a check is torn out, on which the number, amount, and destination of the check are usually recorded.
  • (n.) A pen with a short, blunt nib.
  • (n.) A stub nail; an old horseshoe nail; also, stub iron.
  • (v. t.) To grub up by the roots; to extirpate; as, to stub up edible roots.
  • (v. t.) To remove stubs from; as, to stub land.
  • (v. t.) To strike as the toes, against a stub, stone, or other fixed object.

Example Sentences:

  • (1) The majority of the mutants were unable to assemble a flagellar filament (Fla-), although eight were able to synthesize a short stub of a flagellum.
  • (2) Vauxhall Tower Like a cigarette stubbed out by the Thames, the Vauxhall's lonely stump looks cast adrift, a piece of Pudong that's lost its way.
  • (3) The teeth were air dried, mounted on stubs, sputter-coated with gold-palladium and examined under SEM.
  • (4) Subsequently, the slides were fractured for attachment to SEM stubs, and the coverslips were demounted.
  • (5) The task consisted of 36 sentence stubs, 18 of which probed attitudes toward sex.
  • (6) This digested product reacted with an anti-stub antibody which recognizes 4-sulfated disaccharide.
  • (7) Platinum-carbon replicas were made of the surfaces of both the sections and the complementary surfaces of the sample stubs from which the sections were cut.
  • (8) Genetic analysis by phiCr30-mediated transduction revealed 27 linkage groups for the fla and stub-forming mutations, and three linkage groups for the mot mutations.
  • (9) There were more than 150, some on smart, headed paper, some on notebook pages, written with stubs of pencil.
  • (10) isoamylase is unable to cleave D-glucosyl stubs from branched saccharides.
  • (11) It has been determined a bacteriolytic action on the bacterial stub "E. Coli host of bacteriophage T4.
  • (12) Due to the anatomic relationship of bone and nail, a 'stubbed finger' injury may result in an inapparent compound fracture.
  • (13) When Jane Grigson did her delightful last series Slow Down, Fast Food, we photographed a gigantic hamburger with an implausible bite taken out of it, our tasteful riposte to the cigarette-stubbed-out-in-the-fried-egg school of lurid food photography.
  • (14) In 2004, he stubbed a cigar out in the eye of City colleague Jamie Tandy at the club's Christmas party; the following year, he was found guilty of gross misconduct after a disturbance in Bangkok with a┬áteenage Everton fan.
  • (15) Monoclonal antibodies 9-A-2 and 2-B-6 which recognize stubs of chondroitin 4-sulfate were found to bind specifically to the NC3 domain of type IX collagen, and this binding was dependent on prior digestion of the preparation with chondroitinase ABC.
  • (16) Simultaneously with the penetration into the snail tissue the "bald" cells (epithelial cells with cilium stubs only) of the four posterior tiers loosen, florm globules and fall off.
  • (17) He stubbed out cigarette butts on her face and chopped off part of a finger.
  • (18) During erythroid development and enucleation, the actin filaments may depolymerize up to the membrane, leaving a membrane skeleton with short stubs of actin bundled by band 4.9 and cross-linked by spectrin.
  • (19) thick) were cut by the method of Tokuyasu (Toluyasu KT: J Cell Biol 57:551, 1973) and their scanning transmission electron microscope images were examined either with a scanning transmission electron microscope detector or with a conversion stub using the secondary electron detector.
  • (20) Maltose and maltotriose stubs preponderated together with small proportions of D-glucose stubs.