Flitting

Flit"ting

(?), n. 1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.
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2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
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A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and it was now standing loaded at the door, ready to move away.
Jeffrey.
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{

Flitt"ing

,

Flytt"ing

} (?), n. Contention; strife; scolding; specif., a kind of metrical contest between two persons, popular in Scotland in the 16th century. [Obs. or Scot.]

These "flytings" consisted of alternate torrents of sheer Billingsgate poured upon each other by the combatants.
Saintsbury.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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