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futz

(jargon)
To waste time on non-productive activity. Not normally used for game playing.
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Fields in French Light (Contact II Publications, 1986), Constructs (Point Riders Press, 1985), The Joe Chronicles Part 2 (Black Sparrow Press, 1979), Shemuel (New Rivers Press, 1979), The Joe 82 Creation Poems (Black Sparrow Press, 1974), I Am the Babe of Joseph Stalin's Daughter (Kulchur Foundation, 1972), Salt & Core (Black Sparrow Press, 1968), and Not Be Essence That Cannot Be (Trobar Books, 1961); Plays--Plays by Rochelle Owens (Broadway Play Publishing, 2000), Futz and Who Do You Want, Piere Vidal?
--Mark Sullivan <p>Cutting the Cord Gets Easier Each CES: Intel's Wireless Display is exactly what it sounds like--a laptop equipped with the technology to connect to your TV at the push of a button, giving you much more screen real estate without the need to futz with wires.
The Fringe's first brush with controversy came in 1967 with the Rochelle Owens play Futz. Telling the story of a farmer who embarks on a love affair with a pig, it outraged the capital's residents.
She didn't futz around, getting right to the point.
Futz centers on the love of Cyrus Futz for his sow, Amanda -- shocking, forbidden, and the most moral relationship in the piece.
And, as poet William Stafford put it, "the cure to writer's block is to lower your standards." In other words, don't futz.
Arguably, your toughest job will be to convince the world that Novell can do more than just futz around with NetWare.
* either we train people to compete in a world of diminishing resources, or we futz around with cooperative learning;
"That way there are more visual gags going on, but we can also go over the words really carefully." Suddenly remembering he's talking to a Jewish journalist, he exclaimed: "We futz over the words until we're shpritzing!"