Hairsplitter
Hairsplitter Hair"split`ter (-spl[i^]t`t[~e]r), n. One who makes excessively fine or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles. ``The caviling hairsplitter.'' --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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