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Meaning of FLITTING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flit"ting\, n.
    1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.
    2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov.
             A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and
             it was now standing loaded at the door, ready to
             move away.                            --Jeffrey.
  2. \Flitt"ing\, Flytting \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.
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