bustle about

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Related to bustle about: hustle and bustle
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Verb1.bustle about - move or cause to move energetically or busily; "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
References in classic literature ?
And like a sister of charity did this charitable Aunt Charity bustle about hither and thither, ready to turn her hand and heart to anything that promised to yield safety, comfort, and consolation to all on board a ship in which her beloved brother Bildad was concerned, and in which she herself owned a score or two of well-saved dollars.
Norris felt herself defrauded of an office on which she had always depended, whether his arrival or his death were to be the thing unfolded; and was now trying to be in a bustle without having anything to bustle about, and labouring to be important where nothing was wanted but tranquillity and silence.