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flyspecking

A slang expression for reviewing every word,every comma that might make a difference between dependent and independent clauses, every pronoun and its antecedents (does “he” refer to the grantor or the grantee in a sentence,for example),and sketching every property description in every deed in a chain of title to make sure the same land is always described and the description makes an enclosed parcel.Comes from the expression “picking the flyspecks out of the pepper,” which is an exceptionally tedious job.

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Integrated circuit chips fashioned from flyspecks of rare earths and traces of silicon marshal knowledge and information that can change the fate of a business or an empire.
Desert Blue When a chemical spill results in the quarantine of a flyspeck desert town, a bored local teen (Brendan Sexton III) gets to know a cute TV personality (Kate Hudson) who's stuck there, too.
Or just stand there for a moment before he became something else, some Flyspeck on the wall of a passing & uninterruptible history whose sounds claimed To be a cheering from bleachers but were actually no more than the noise
But the grey men and women, from flyspeck towns on the buckle of the Bible Belt, and great metropolitan centres like Chicago and Dallas, had gone for the political touchdown over the practical solution.
The treatment was effective against leafhoppers, leafminers, spirea aphids, thrips, European red mites, two-spotted spider mites, and late-season apple diseases such as sooty blotch and flyspeck.
A flyspeck of empathy or the appearance of empathy - would have strengthened her arguments.
Mencken wrote decades ago is even truer today: "Of a thousand head of such dull drudges not ten, with their doctor's dissertations behind them, even contribute so much as a flyspeck to the sum of human knowledge.
SNOW: I'm not going to go back and flyspeck, but the fact is that everybody got listened to.
That February and March as thousand upon thousand of telegrams arrived all over the United States informing families that their sons, brothers, husbands and fathers had been killed or wounded on a tiny flyspeck of an island no one had ever heard of, there indeed was a public outcry about the cost of taking Iwo Jima.
The spray also suppresses fungi such as flyspeck and sooty blotch, which don't seriously damage the fruit except in appearance.
Set in and around a flyspeck Montana town, the film opens with two buddies target shooting in the middle of nowhere.