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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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Staff were warned that he was extremely fussy about cakes and that he hated small jars of marmalade.
Scotland's food and health co-ordinator Gillian Kynoch says: ``Dealing with children who are fussy eaters can be extremely stressful.
Fussy Dante tucks into a veg dinner yesterday BROC STAR
That makes whatever failings this dreary, sometimes fussy film has worth forgiving.
In a nutshell: Often uproarious, politically incorrect comedy in which a fussy white lawyer's life is upended by an inner-city prison escapee who insists that he prove her innocence.
I think the problem is people are too fussy,'' Myrna said.
Then the fussy window treatments were replaced with a simple bowed Roman shade in a French toile print that matches the scenic print on the cream and taupe bedding.
But getting Gest ready for a night out is not easy, because he is very fussy about his thinning hair.
Mainly, it's fashioned as an actor's showcase, with even the smaller roles getting a smidgen of scenery to chew; unfortunately, first-time director Lee Davis (who also wrote the script), lets his cast get the better of him and the result is a bunch of fussy, ``actorly'' performances.
Even fussy eaters lapped up smoothies made with fruit they wouldn't normally touch.
No matter how fussy, opportunistic or uptight his characters might have been, all were genuine.
We are really fussy with what we put out,'' eight-year volunteer Papanier said with pride.