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sti kuh ler

  • n  someone who insists on something
    a stickler for promptness

  • He knows everything there is to know about weapons and is a stickler for the byzantine rules of gun ownership--the waiting periods, the background checks, the ATF callbacks and .
  • Thus did a seven-year-stickler for tradition speak amuck, at last, shattering a precedent which was established when Speaker Charles Shaw Lefevre was created Viscount .
  • He was a stickler for personal hygiene, recalls a butler, and hated the smell of sweat.
News & Articles

  • Retiring Flagler school official has soft spot for underdogs
    Stewart Maxcy was once the dean at Wadsworth Elementary, but the former disciplinarian isn't a stickler for rules.
    June 16, 2013 - Daytona Beach News-Journal
  • Kanye West on 'Yeezus' Leak: I Give 'No F*cks at All'
    Always a stickler on preventing leaks, Kanye West and his careful camp appeared to have changed their tune for the rapper's sixth studio album Yeezus , which leaked online Friday ahead of its June 18 release The leak wasn't surprising. Let's take West's impromptu Yeezus listening party in New York City this week, for example, which Mashable attended. As the album blared from the speakers and his ...
    June 14, 2013 - Mashable
  • Man, 65, allegedly attacked neighbor over HOA violation
    Apparently this senior citizen is a stickler for rules.        
    June 10, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel

  • Joe Manchin in Charleston Gazette
    Manchin said Byrd would have wanted officials to clear up the rules because he was "a stickler for the Constitution and the laws that guide our land."
  • Monty Betham in The Canberra Times
    Betham described his former mentor as "a stickler for detail and very technical".
  • Edward Kennedy in Baltimore Business Journal
    The administration knows that Mr. Stickler could not pass the Senate because of his poor safety record, but they chose to put the interests of the industry ahead of the safety of the miners and installed him in the job anyway,Kennedy says.

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