from The Century Dictionary.
- To flutter, quiver, or throb; run with outspread arms, as children to those to whom they are much attached.
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The Duke was no 'the kin' o 'man for tae wink back, for though he's aye grawcious, he's aye dignifeed; but there was a bit flichter o' humour roun 'his mou' whan he said, says he, 'I think that will do very well,
Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places Archibald Forbes 1869
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A great number of small objects flying in the air; as, a flichter of birds, or of motes, &c. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.
June 25, 2011