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  • noun Plural form of flitter-mouse.


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  • She forgot even to be lonely, though the birds and butterflies were asleep and only the flitter-mice, the lantern-eyed owls, and other fly-by-nights were abroad.

    The Golden Apple Tree 1920

  • He then shut himself up in positive solitude, in which all the flitter-mice of _ennui_ soon came and nested, and he called work to his aid but in vain.

    Bohemians of the Latin Quarter Henry Murger 1841

  • -- a phrase imperfectly translatable, meaning, as near as may be, having flitter-mice in his campanile.

    The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 Ambrose Bierce 1878

  • He ought to be locked away with the flitter-mice. "

    The Yukon Trail A Tale of the North William MacLeod Raine 1912


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