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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Flitting  \Flitt"ing\,  Flytting  \Flytt"ing\,  n. 
  Contention;  strife;  scolding;  specif.,  a  kind  of  metrical 
  contest  between  two  persons,  popular  in  Scotland  in  the  16th 
  century.  [Obs.  or  Scot.] 
  These  ``flytings''  consisted  of  alternate  torrents  of 
  sheer  Billingsgate  poured  upon  each  other  by  the 
  combatants.  --Saintsbury.