He was in logic a great critic, Profoundly skilled in analytic: He could distinguish, and divide A hair twixt south and south-west side; On either which he would dispute, Confute, change hands, and still confute. Butler.Hudibras, Part I. Canto I. Line 65.
It is a piece of logic which will hardly pass on the world, that because one man has a sore nose all the town should put plasters upon theirs. Swift.Remarks upon a Book. (Roscoes Ed. Vol. 2, pa. 181.)