Flytting
Flitting 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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