Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of nitpicker.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So why would you not see that it is you who is the nit-picker.

    Matthew Yglesias » ARRA and Density

  • Call me a nit-picker but you wrote: “And air is not an option, because, since the oxygen in air is flammable, air compressed over 1,000 psi cannot be stored.”

    Technical FAQ with Lennard Zinn: Peeling AquaSeal and Campy goes electric

  • Very pliable and runs less risk to important objects, plus, paper clips are EVERYWHERE. my idea would look something like a goal post or an elongated metal strip that could be bent for clutch, then restored to their previous position with a few modifications (use a protractor for clean, straight lines if you're a nit-picker). wizzade

    Combining Binder Clips And Magnets For Easy Cable Access | Lifehacker Australia

  • Then from 2005 to 2008 she was the ombudsman of the Washington Post, where she earned a prickly reputation as a nit-picker extraordinaire in a thankless yet rewarding job.

    Jane Podesta: Farewell Deborah "Debbie" Howell

  • Yes, I'm a nit-picker and now I'm going to take my medicine.

    SF Tidbits for 10/8/08

  • I might quibble that since the mechanism is completely unexplained, that it's fantasy, rather than sf, but I'm not really a serious nit-picker in that regard, and I've never believed that genres have anything resembling clear boundaries.

    Humanity as mildew

  • Very pliable and runs less risk to important objects, plus, paper clips are EVERYWHERE. my idea would look something like a goal post or an elongated metal strip that could be bent for clutch, then restored to their previous position with a few modifications use a protractor for clean, straight lines if you're a nit-picker.

    Combining Binder Clips And Magnets For Easy Cable Access | Lifehacker Australia

  • A nit-picker could find a few tiny gaps: for example, there is no mention of the ‘Realism and Surrealism’ exhibition of 1938 at the Guildhall, Gloucester, in which Piper works were shown beside Picassos, Kandinskys and Dalis; and the ceramic work is slightly skimped.

    Fiery genius

  • BV is a good enough debator i.e., obfuscator, subject-changer, nit-picker etc... that i'm sure he's able to convince many laymen you scientists don't know what you're talking about.

    Rabett Run

  • From one obsessive nit-picker to another, the credit placement bugged me.

    A Cross-Post With a Purpose

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