- From flyte. (Wiktionary)
“The poem contains more than one "flyting" -- to use the Scottish term -- and the high war of words between Satan and Abdiel in heaven, or between Satan and Gabriel on earth, could not have been handled save by a master of all the weapons of verbal fence and all the devices of wounding invective.”
“He cites lines from the "flyting" scene that contain examples of this metaphor and then argues that the poet is criticizing Unferth in the way he refers to the contents of Unferth's mind.”
“Bussy's invectives against courtly practices (I, i, 84-104) and hypocrisy in high places (III, ii, 25-59), while the "flyting" between him and Monsieur is perhaps the choicest specimen of Elizabethan”
“His epigrams (most of which are contained in _The Scourge of Folly_, undated, like others of his books) are by no means despicable; the Welsh ancestors, whom he did not fail to commemorate, seem to have endowed him with some of that faculty for lampooning and "flyting" which distinguished the Celtic race.”
“Drinking sets in seriously after dark, and is known by the violent merriment of the men, and the no less violent quarrelling and "flyting" of the sex which delights in the "harmony of tongues.”
“Professor Ferenc Szasz argued that so-called rap battles, where two or more performers trade elaborate insults, derive from the ancient Caledonian art of "flyting".”
“flyting' the great hulking lout for his awkwardness, and threatening to”
“Update: Paul sez, "Old Norse and Old English poetry (written down in the 13th and 8th-11th centuries respectively, but often of earlier oral origins) know the tradition of" flyting, "insulting speech esp. before battle.”
“He would have done better to look up some Early Scots examples of flyting insult exchanges or taken some lines from Shakespeare.”
“Savvier lovers woo by flyting -- sexy bickering -- which allows them to hammer out a partnership.”
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Divisive devices; emissary of Momus.
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