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Trillin on Whom

Is it fussy and pretentious to use the word whom instead of who? If you think so, you’ll be heartened by writer Calvin Trillin’s observation on the difference between whom and who: “As far as I’m concerned, whom is a word...

fussy-cut

fussy-cut v. in quilting, to cut shapes from fabric that take into account the fabric’s decoration or pattern. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

fussy cut

fussy cut  v.— «I tried to “fussy” cut the background to maintain the “lines” created by the geometric shapes, but I found it difficult to keep the fabric perfectly positioned.» —“Finished: 1st Foundation...

fussy cut

fussy cut  v.— «“Fussy cut” is quilters lingo for cutting out a small piece of fabric or an interesting design.» —“Pictures? Perfect Photo-transfer techniques allow you to incorporate the family into home decor” by...

fussy-cut

fussy-cut  v.— «Fussy cut means that you take a particular pattern out of the piece of fabric.…It is a block that is cut so that the motif on the fabric is centered in the square. For example, if you’re doing florals, you would cut...

fink

fink  n.— «Fink. A fussy customer.» —“Jewelry Auctioneers’ Jargon Obtained From Auctioneers and Jewelers on 42nd Street and 14th Street” by Hatch in New York City Lexicon of Trade Jargon , 1938-39. (source:...

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