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This week's theme: archaic words.
point-device (point di-VYS) adverb
Perfect; precise; meticulous.
[From the phrase "at point devis" meaning "at a fixed point" or "to perfection".]
-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"Thus he [Eginhard] grew up, in logic point-device,
Perfect in grammar, and in rhetoric nice."
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)
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