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 Punch.Punctuality. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Punc’tual.
 
No bigger than a point, exact to a point or moment. (Latin, ad punctum.) Hence the angel, describing this earth to Adam, calls it “This spaclous earth, this punctual spot”—i.e. a spot no bigger than a point. (Milton: Paradise Lost, viii. 23.)   1
 


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