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  • n. Plural form of fusspot.


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  • He has plenty of criticisms for those "inveterate fusspots" who understand just enough English grammar to lord it over their supposed inferiors, but he isn't so naïve as to think we can be rid of "rules" in the old-fashioned sense of the word.

    Grappling Grammarians

  • Ambivalence is an excellent quality in a historian, however, and for all Mr. Hitchings's hand-wringing, even the fusspots will relish his latest book.

    Grappling Grammarians

  • We all hate fusspots and censors and the Maine woman they quote sounds like both.

    Teddy bear, teddy bear, do a trick--

  • It may seem to be vital to you now but outsiders are only going to see a couple of silly fusspots, and no one wants to get next to that or buy their words.

    Deuces Wild

  • Whatever it is, it contains too many liturgical fusspots.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • If you ban fireworks you are a control freak politician who is more than prepared to back the new lab and tory fusspots who have nothing better to do becase they are all tolls of the rich and thus real useful reform is beyond them- hence the need to do posture politics and non politics such as this.

    Can We Ban Fireworks Please

  • For the great economists were no mere intellectual fusspots.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Particularly, said Stern columnist Lutz Kinkel, because many of the shilly-shalliers, the fusspots, the doubters, don't actually believe in Merkel's strategy.

    The Guardian World News

  • So French women were not sexily languorous, but actually seen by French men as demanding fusspots.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • Whatever in 1819 qualified as a widescreen TV, I'm sure Americans had plenty of it because fusspots from that time, much as in ours, moaned about the people's sad attraction to wasteful spending on trivial luxuries.

    Mises Dailies


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