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point-device

[point-di-vahys] /ˌpɔɪnt dɪˈvaɪs/ Archaic.
adverb
1.
completely; perfectly; exactly.
adjective
2.
perfect; precise; scrupulously nice or neat.
Origin of point-device
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English at point devis arranged to a point, i.e., to a nicety, to perfection; see device
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  • Hark you, there are the trumpets sounding for dinner, and you not point-device for the banquet-hall!

    Wager of Battle Henry William Herbert
  • Officers, some only recognizable by the Sam Browne belt, others spruce and point-device, passed by.

    The Rough Road William John Locke
  • As tapestry Pricked out by women's needles; point-device As saints in fitted haloes.

British Dictionary definitions for point-device

point-device

adjective
1.
very correct or perfect; precise
adverb
2.
to perfection; perfectly; precisely
Word Origin
C14: perhaps from old French à point devis to the point arranged
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