Stickler

Stic"kler

(stk"klr), n. [See Stickle, v. t.] One who stickles. Specifically: --
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(a) One who arbitrates a duel; a sidesman to a fencer; a second; an umpire. [Obs.]
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Basilius, the judge, appointed sticklers and trumpets whom the others should obey.
Sir P. Sidney.
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Our former chiefs, like sticklers of the war,
First sought to inflame the parties, then to poise.
Dryden.
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(b) One who pertinaciously contends for some trifling things, as a point of etiquette; an unreasonable, obstinate contender; as, a stickler for ceremony.
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The Tory or High-church were the greatest sticklers against the exorbitant proceedings of King James II.
Swift.
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