Definitions for: Flitting






Webster (1913) Definition: Flit"ting, n.
1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.

2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov.
Eng.]

A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and
it was now standing loaded at the door, ready to
move away. --Jeffrey.


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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