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Flyte

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Flyte flīt (Scot.) to scold, to brawl
    • n Flyte a scolding, or heated dispute
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. flítan, to strive; Ger. be-fleissen.

Usage

In literature:

Hands aff is fair play; we maunna heed a bit flyting.
"Bride of Lammermoor" by Sir Walter Scott
Rumbleberry fought and flyted like a fleeing dragon.
"Old Mortality, Illustrated, Volume 1." by Sir Walter Scott
Rumbleberry fought and flyted like a fleeing dragon.
"Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated" by Sir Walter Scott
Ae day he was flyting wi' anither sodger-lad.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It'll be a tale for iv'ry mother to flyte childer with.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Ye needna fash to flyte; I'm no' feared.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
So whiles the men flyting the fallow street there With their mares were they meting.
"The Tale of Beowulf" by Anonymous
There ne'er was a fair word in flyting.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
But whether it is Hyte or Flyte or Kyle or Hyle, none of us can make out.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Ae day he was flyting wi' anither sodger-lad.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This was not a poetical tourney like the famous 'flyting' between Dunbar and Kennedy, two hundred and thirty years before.
"Allan Ramsay" by William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
Such flytings go far back in literature.
"Comparative Studies in Nursery Rhymes" by Lina Eckenstein
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In poetry:

An' sic a nicht whan she cam' hame—
Sae muckle greetin', sabbin', shame;
Wi' her nae tongue cou'd flyte a word,
Puir gaspin', tremilen, flutterin' burd.
"Mysie, An Aul' Warl', But Ower True Story" by Janet Hamilton
Whan neebors fell oot, an' wad bicker an' flyte;
An' women were fashous wi' clashes and spite;
To rede up their quarrels he mony times gaed,
In meekness an' wisdom peace aften he made.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
My mither aye thinks I'm to sit still and spin:
Whan the sogers gae by, war I fell'd I maun rin,
Then she roars, and she flytes (though the sam's done by Kate)
Wi' a--- 'Sorrows be on ye! ye'll gang a grey gate!'
"To Get A Man" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Restaurants Sirloin Culotte Takes Flyte Under Chef Bolus ' Steady Hand.
Restaurants Sirloin Culotte Takes Flyte Under Chef Bolus' Steady Hand.
Flyte Makes a Prominent Wine List List.
Restaurants Celebrate Flyte 's 'Hex-iversary' This Week.
If you're looking for a good reason to go out for a nice meal this week, Flyte World Dining and Wine has got the answer.
Jam and Lewis Keep the Hits Coming at Flyte Tyme.
News Flyte Trumpets Its New Chef, Matthew Lackey .
Creative fine-dining spot Flyte World Dining and Wine announced this afternoon that they have a new executive chef: Matthew Lackey, who's worked for former Nashville chef Sean Brock at his nationally acclaimed restaurants in Charleston, S.C.
View full size STEVE PIERCE Crews at the Bend-based Flyte Camp spent two months restoring this 1948 Westcraft Sequoia, which was purchased for $2,700 and eventually sold to a buyer in Napa Valley for $47,000.
Flyte was arrested at about 1 am Friday for violating a protection from abuse order by pounding on the door of ex-boyfriend Nicholas J Yonak's apartment at 4349 Newburg Rd.
The writers behind Magnus Flyte come to Vroman's on Wednesday.
Restaurants Celebrate Flyte's ' Hex -iversary' This Week.
Restaurants Celebrate Flyte's ' Hex- iversary' This Week.
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