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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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Once again, however, that "odd flyspeck of a case," Brigham City v.
Malaspina's memory is invoked more sparingly: here a strait in British Columbia, there a shrinking glacier in Alaska or a flyspeck of a town on the Argentine pampa.
"Now, everyone is looking at every loan and every piece of paper with a flyspeck."
It applies only to the roughly 40,000 members (worldwide) of the insect family Hemiptera, a relative flyspeck on the wall of insects overall, which total in excess of 1 million species.
Geographically, Easter Island (or Rapa Nui as it is known to native inhabitants) is a volcanic origin flyspeck in the middle of nowhere.
For this reason, URMSA provides for standardized content for mortgage satisfaction documents, (53) eliminates any need for the trustee under a deed of trust to sign the satisfaction document, (54) and limits the permissible reasons for which a recorder may refuse a satisfaction document (thereby addressing significant anecdotal concerns about the propensity of recorders to "flyspeck" and reject satisfactions).
The effort, by some, continued Brundage, "is like noticing a flyspeck on a priceless bit of porcelain and concentrating on the flyspeck and ignoring the beauty of the porcelain itself " (p.
He speaks, apparently approvingly, of "Harry Jaffa's understanding of the principles of natural rights and their relation to the American Constitution." But he dismisses the aforesaid understanding, presumably because it is no more than a flyspeck on today's juridical landscape.
In the world of End Matter, there is no such thing as a flyspeck. Every error is an error of substance, a betrayal of ignorance and inexperience, the academic equivalent of the double dribble.
Well, for starters, wouldn't you flyspeck every treaty the man negotiated and, consistent with your principles of course, make the secretary jump though every hoop your fertile mind could manage to devise?