Flite Flite, Flyte Flyte, n. [AS. fl[=i]t. 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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