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FLIT, verb intransitive [Heb. It is undoubtedly from the same root as fleet, which see.]

1. To fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to move with celerity through the air. We say, a bird flits away, or flits in air; a cloud flits along.

2. To flutter; to rove on the wing.

3. To remove; to migrate; to pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another.

It became a received opinion, that the souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other.

4. In Scotland, to remove from one habitation to another.

5. To be unstable; to easily or often moved.

An the free soul to flitting air resigned.

FLIT, adjective Nimble; quick; swift. obsolete [See Fleet.]