Never a guid word did I hear on his lips, nor naebody else, but just fleering and flyting and profane cursing—deil hae him!
In Scotland “flyting queans” sat in ignominy in cucking-stools.
"Then sic a flyting as there wad be between them, a' about Whig and Tory," continued Jenny.
This was not a poetical tourney like the famous 'flyting' between Dunbar and Kennedy, two hundred and thirty years before.
flyting Free with one, under no such restraint as to prevent severe reprehension, S.
Old English flitan "to contend, struggle, quarrel;" related to German fleiß, Dutch vlijt "diligence, industry."