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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flitter.


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  • That flame flitters and spurts but never goes out.

    In the Beginning… « Write Anything

  • You half expect to see Cinderella sprinkling moonbeams from a magic wand as she flitters around the castle's red-roofed towers.

    Bob Schulman: Touring Dresden With Augustus the Strong

  • My mam flitters across Loch Buie, howling and a-moaning, scaring the people of the village nigh to death.

    Much Ado About Marriage

  • Though his people used spaceships and flitters, they all loved to run and could travel vast distances in the course of a day.


  • Unlike Becker's business, Hafiz's boasted many sh ips, flitters, and other vehicles, a portion of one moon, and all of another.


  • Only he sat and wasted his time watching things like flitters and flowers, which could neither nourish nor kill.


  • I suspect that they go into a comedy file labelled: "The Bird Lady flitters again!" or maybe "Year by Year Documentation of the Increasing Decreptitude of the Scrawny-necked Vulture", or something equally unflattering.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • I can't seem to figure anything out after just an idea or two, and then my hummingbird-like attention span flitters off faster than usual...

    more lost prose

  • Whatif she be in flags or flitters, reekierags or sundyechosies, with a mint of mines or beggar a pinnyweight.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Moncrieff skillfully re-created Pirandello's dreamlike prose, which flitters in and out of consciousness, according to the mechanized tempo of Gubbio turning the handle of his machine.

    The Chicago Blog: February 2006 Archives


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  • Good Lord, that poor child's dress is in flitters. Underfed she looks too.

    Joyce, Ulysses, 8

    January 3, 2007