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- n. Plural form of flitter-mouse.
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She forgot even to be lonely, though the birds and butterflies were asleep and only the flitter-mice, the lantern-eyed owls, and other fly-by-nights were abroad.
He then shut himself up in positive solitude, in which all the flitter-mice of _ennui_ soon came and nested, and he called work to his aid but in vain.
-- a phrase imperfectly translatable, meaning, as near as may be, having flitter-mice in his campanile.
He ought to be locked away with the flitter-mice. "