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 for Scrutiny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrutiny \Scru"ti*ny\, n. [L. scrutinium, fr. scrutari to search
     carefully, originally, to search even to the rags, fr. scruta
     trash, trumpery; perhaps akin to E. shred: cf. AS. scrudnian
     to make scrutiny.]
     1. Close examination; minute inspection; critical
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              They that have designed exactness and deep scrutiny
              have taken some one part of nature.   --Sir M. Hale.
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              Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view
              And narrower scrutiny.                --Milton.
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     2. (Anc. Church) An examination of catechumens, in the last
        week of Lent, who were to receive baptism on Easter Day.
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     3. (Canon Law) A ticket, or little paper billet, on which a
        vote is written.
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     4. (Parliamentary Practice) An examination by a committee of
        the votes given at an election, for the purpose of
        correcting the poll. --Brande & C.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scrutiny \Scru"ti*ny\, v. t.
     To scrutinize. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
           [syn: examination, scrutiny]
      2: a prolonged intense look

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "scrutiny":
     analysis, attention to detail, audit, check, close study,
     contemplation, eagle eye, enquiry, examination, exploration, eye,
     eyeball inspection, fascinated attention, finicalness, finickiness,
     fixed regard, harping, inquiry, inspection, investigation, look-in,
     meticulous attention, minute attention, ocular inspection,
     overhaul, overhauling, overview, perlustration, perusal, probe,
     probing, quality control, rapt attention, review, run-through,
     scan, sifting, special consideration, strict attention, study,
     surveillance, survey, tab, the eye, undivided attention,
     unrelenting attention, vetting, view, visitation,
     visual examination, watch

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