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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hair-Splitting.
 
Cavilling about very minute differences. (See HAIR-BREADTH.)   1
        “Nothing is more fatal to eloquence than attention to fine hair-splitting distinctions.”—Mathews: Oratory and Orators, chap. ii. p. 36.
 


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