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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flit v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flitted p. pr. & vb. n. Flitting ]
 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.
 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.]
 5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
    And the free soul to flitting air resigned.   --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flit·ting n.
 1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering.
 2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]
    A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and it was now standing loaded at the door, ready to move away.   --Jeffrey.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flitt·ing, 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 flit
      n 1: a sudden quick movement [syn: dart]
      2: a secret move (to avoid paying debts); "they did a moonlight
         flit"
      v : move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart [syn: flutter,
           fleet, dart]
      [also: flitting, flitted]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 flitting
      See flit