Flite

Flite

(?), v. i. [AS. fltan to strive, contend, quarrel; akin to G. fleiss industry.] To scold; to quarrel. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.
[1913 Webster]

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Flite

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Flyte

} (?), n. [AS. flt. See Flite.] Strife; dispute; abusive or upbraiding talk, as in fliting; wrangling. [Obs. or Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

The bird of Pallas has also a good "flyte" on the moral side . . . in his suggestion that the principal effect of the nightingale's song is to make women false to their husbands.
Saintsbury.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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