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Punctual

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 spacious earth, this punctual spot” —i.e. a spot no bigger than a point. (Milton: Paradise Lost, viii. 23.)

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