Point-devise

Punctilious: minutely exact. Holofernes says, “I abhor such insociable and point de vise companions, such rackers of orthography.” (French, point de vise.)

“You are rather point de vise in your accoutrements.” —Shakespeare: As You Like It, iii. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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