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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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Professor Porter had already disappeared into the jungle, whither he was being followed by the fussy Samuel T.
Well, papa need n't be so fussy," said Fan, petulantly.
After hearing about that Carrie, and the rest, I don't wonder he is fussy.
where all government officials steal), also that of Austria, the American republics, and indeed that of the whole world, to the fact that for this price France possesses the most inquisitorial, fussy, ferreting, scribbling, paper-blotting, fault-finding old housekeeper of a civil service on God's earth.
You see," observed Geppetto, "that I was right when I told you that one must not be too fussy and too dainty about food.
On the spot where I had heard the cry for help from the burning room, on the spot where the panic-stricken servant had dropped on his knees, a fussy flock of poultry was now scrambling for the first choice of worms after the rain; and on the ground at my feet, where the door and its dreadful burden had been laid, a workman's dinner was waiting for him, tied up in a yellow basin, and his faithful cur in charge was yelping at me for coming near the food.
The craze of an old woman--the fussy officiousness of a blundering elderly Englishman.
Fussy eater Simon will only eat spaghetti - he turns his nose up at soup, at toast, at sandwiches and drives his parents mad.
Fussy eater Simon will only eat spaghetti - he turns his nose up soup, at toast, at sandwiches and drives his parents mad.
The study of kids aged two to six found double the levels of depression and anxiety among youngsters who were fussy with their food - even those labelled only "moderately" fussy.
She's such a fussy eater and it's hard to try to persuade her to try new things"Faith's ith's ith other favo fa urite is rice, beans and sausages out | atin.