Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLITCHER, v., n.1

I. v. To flutter, “like nestlings” (Abd. 1790 A. Shirrefs Poems, Gl.). Ayr. 1869 J. Stirrat Poems 44:
And keeps me flitchering in life's prime, Wi' clappit wings.

II. n. A light flake, as of snow (Gall. 1824 MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 206).

[Of doubtful orig. Phs. a variant form, with palatalisation of t, of Eng. flitter, to flutter, and Flitter, n. Flitch is found as a variant of flit in Eng. dial.]

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