Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To flutter, quiver, or throb; run with outspread arms, as children to those to whom they are much attached.

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Examples

  • 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

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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