Fuss

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Fuss

A German unit of length. Its measure varied in different German-speaking areas, but generally was between 250 and 400 millimeters. It became obsolete with the adoption of the metric system in the 1870s.
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I can't stand being fussed around by all these porters, and having to go and take pot luck amongst a pile of other people's baggage.
Also, I filled the car with sacks of flour, baking-powder, tinned goods, and all the ordinary necessaries of life suggested by Harmmed, who fussed around and clucked over the purchases like an anxious old hen.
The old doorkeeper fussed out of the cloak-room with my hat.