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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLITTER

The tiny control room of the flitter grew hotter and hotter.

The flitter was not even out of the crater when the bomb went off.

"I'll have everything on the tapes in the flitter," Cloud reminded.

The fact is there was not one who really knew anything about Flitter.

Mrs. Flitter carries her babies about with her until they are quite big.

Flitter's arm was long, especially from his elbow to his hand.

He looked to the southwest where a flitter was growing larger as it approached.

Webber beckoned and she nudged him to move out of the flitter.

Did you ever see him cut circles in the air like Flitter the Bat?

I think she is just flitter and frosting—just a Christmas-card.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter." Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.

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