It came from over the Downs, sweeping a rush of cold air on its wings, flighting towards the sea.
The flighting bats, the forms of the dim hayricks, and sweet-brier perfume-she summed them all up in herself.
But the moon and the tides are right to-night and the wild duck are flighting.
There, screened from the keen eyes of flighting wild-fowl, I began my vigil with all the hope that waits on inexperience.
Many and many a midnight had we spent together waiting for flighting time.
Two bats were flighting with the faint mysterious little noise they make.
She rode about the veld, she sat by the lake and watched the wild fowl, or at night heard them flighting over her in flocks.
And yet, it being the evening, millions more were flighting home to the islands.
The flighting is continued till deep twilight has settled over the glen, but ceases before night.
"act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, flight," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cf. Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from root of *fleugan "to fly" (see fly (v.1)).
Spelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703.
"act of fleeing," from Middle English fluht (c.1200), not found in Old English, but presumed to have existed. Related to Old English fleon "flee" (see flee), and cognate with Old Saxon fluht, Old Frisian flecht "act of fleeing," Dutch vlucht, Old High German fluht, German Flucht, Old Nprse flotti, Gothic þlauhs.
A hallucinogenic drug experience; trip (1960s+Narcotics)