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flit

 (flĭt)
intr.v. flit·ted, flit·ting, flits
1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
n.
1. A fluttering or darting movement.
2. Informal An empty-headed, silly, often erratic person.

[Middle English flitten, from Old Norse flytja, to carry about, convey; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

flit′ter n.

flitting

(ˈflɪtɪŋ) or

flyting

n
dialect Scot and Northern English a move to another house
Translations
إنْتِقال بِسُرْعَه
poletování
flagrenflyvensusen
röpdösés
flökt
poletovanie
uç ma

flitting

[ˈflɪtɪŋ] N (N Engl, Scot) → mudanza f

flit

(flit) past tense, past participle ˈflitted verb
to move quickly and lightly from place to place. Butterflies flitted around in the garden.
ˈflitting noun
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Martin, which can, surprisingly enough, trace its ancestry to medieval flyting contests.
The bulk of the play encompasses a rather tedious flyting match between Antichrist and the prophets, who hurl insults, rebukes, and curses at one another for 220 lines.
The only attestation given in DOST is from 'The Flyting of Montgomerie and Polwart', II, 88: 'The lymphat, lunscheocht, lithargie, The aikand aixis extasie' (Parkinson 2010: I, 147).
While the rhetoric in these texts is violent and aggressive, their polemic is also 'framed, bounded, contained and therefore made permissible by the rules of a flyting game' (p.
Kate is flyting to Malta in September for two days as per Hollywoodlife reports.
As in flyting speeches and curses, when Homeric characters engage in wordplay, they similarly index their power, their ability to exert control over hostile opponents.
Flyting - a new opera by Matthew Rooke at The Maltings, Berwick.
And alongside his elimination of the "knotty & humorous Herakles" from the tale, Palgrave also omits Euripides' Admetus' flyting match with his father, Pheres, which he transforms into Admetus' stately denunciation of his parents, in absentia, for refusing to die for him.
and publishing Wild Hawthorn Press; making toys and poem-objects; conceiving environmental poems in new materials; conducting theoretical and collaborative correspondences; as well as the odd flyting.
He engaged in flyting dramatic competition and seems to have himself been represented on the stage.
Irma Taavitsainen 2000 "Diachronic speech act analysis: Insults from flyting to flaming", Journal of Historical Pragmatics 1 : 67-95.
Nevertheless, Zenocrate's growing yet unexplained support for Tamburlaine culminated not merely in a flyting match with Zabina, but in an all-out hair-pulling fight with the Turkish empress.