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  • Here it is used in the sense of the different cantos or "fitts" of the poem, as in the "Gudrun" and other M.H.G. epics.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Eleven of the "fitts," or cantos, begin with the monosyllable þā, four with the verb gewītan, nine with the formula

    Beowulf

  • Eleven of the "fitts," or cantos, begin with the monosyllable þâ, four with the verb gewîtan, nine with the formula

    Beowulf

  • R. Bloomfield — my Son looks a very promising boy, but he has got but one tooth, in cutting which he had four very strong fitts, we are apprehensive they may continue, at least with the rest of his teeth

    Letter 16

  • The basic point of contention has to do with certain theories which argue that some of the structural divisions in the poem (the arrangements of the fitts, for example, or even the total number of lines in the poem) are based on obscure numerical patterns.

    Numbers everywhere

  • The basic point of contention has to do with certain theories which argue that some of the structural divisions in the poem (the arrangements of the fitts, for example, or even the total number of lines in the poem) are based on obscure numerical patterns.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Ai fink bofe yu Granmas wud be aktyng jes lyke mai spell-chek yoosed to du, wen Ai furst poasted awn ICHC: wiggyng aowt adn havin fitts.

    Guess which one - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Hims kan sea teh Earf frum heer; hims waives at hims frends hoo ar haveing kitteh-fitts daown beeloawe; kitteh kannawt waiyt tuu geyt bak inna spaiseshypp adn fliez bak hoem adn hazza cheezburger…..

    Iz ask for halp… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Brothers youngest child lies bad with convulsion fitts.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 31 March - 5 April 1776

  • Party recover his former Understanding; howbeit, if such Lunatick Persons have any Lucida Intervalla, or Intermissions then during the Time of such Freedom from the Lunacy they may make their Testaments betwixt the fitts.

    John Adams diary 9, includes notes and draft essay, 1 - 11 February 1763, [June - July 1763]

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