flyspecking


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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.