This time we are back in 1941 and flit from Berlin (“the capital of a banana republic that had run out of bananas”) to Prague.
"Or like you," thought Jeff, as he watched the figure before him flit away toward the house.
Silent, inscrutable, they flit through the American scene, alien to the last.
If disturbed, or suddenly frightened, the Ousel will flit up or down the stream.
With yours so nearly ready to flit, no change in size is indicated now.
They were nomads and the descendants of nomads, who for ages had been used to fold their tents and flit away.
But Darrow's face was unstirred save by the flit of his half-amused smile.
Never were seen men and women so strange as flit across this stage.
My experience of men is that when they begin to quote poetry they are going to flit.
A moment later he heard her flit down the corridor, and heard Asshlin open the heavy outer door.
c.1200, flutten "convey, move, take, carry away, go away," perhaps from Old Norse flytja "to remove, bring."
Theire desire ... is to goe to theire newe masters eyther on a Tewsday, or on a Thursday; for ... they say Munday flitte, Neaver sitte. [Henry Best, farming & account book, 1641]Related: Flitted; flitting. As a noun, from 1835.
A male homosexual; effeminate man (1940s+)