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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flit  \Flit\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flitted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Flitting}.]  [OE.  flitten,  flutten,  to  carry  away  cf  Icel. 
  flytja  Sw  flytta,  Dan.  flytte.  [root]84.  Cf  {Fleet},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  To  move  with  celerity  through  the  air;  to  fly  away  with  a 
  rapid  motion;  to  dart  along  to  fleet;  as  a  bird  flits 
  away  a  cloud  flits  along 
 
  A  shadow  flits  before  me  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  flutter;  to  rove  on  the  wing.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  pass  rapidly,  as  a  light  substance,  from  one  place  to 
  another;  to  remove;  to  migrate. 
 
  It  became  a  received  opinion,  that  the  souls  of  men, 
  departing  this  life,  did  flit  out  of  one  body  into 
  some  other  --Hooker. 
 
  4.  To  remove  from  one  place  or  habitation  to  another.  [Scot. 
  &  Prov.  Eng.]  --Wright.  Jamieson. 
 
  5.  To  be  unstable;  to  be  easily  or  often  moved 
 
  And  the  free  soul  to  flitting  air  resigned. 
  --Dryden. 




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