Definition of Flitterns

1. Noun. (plural of flittern) ¹



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Definition of Flitterns

1. flittern [n] - See also: flittern

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flitterns

fliting
flits
flitt
flitted
flitten
flitter
flitter-mice
flitter-mouse
flittered
flittering
flittering scotoma
flitterjigs
flittermice
flittermouse
flittern
flitterns (current term)
flitters
flittery
flittiness
flitting
flittingly
flittings
fliver
flivver
flivvers
flix
flixed
flixes
flixing

Literary usage of Flitterns

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases by Job Lowsley, Barzillai Lowsley (1888)
"Oak-trees and clean oak flitterns with their tops, lops, and bark. ... Asking a man exactly what was meant by flitterns, I was told that they would bo so ..."

2. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"Asking a man exactly what was meant by flitterns, I was told that they would be so called until they were as thick as, or thicker than, a man's log. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"flitterns. —I met with this word in a modern lease of building-land near Ryde, Isle of Wight. It occurred in the general words “together with all trees,” &c ..."

4. The Wabash: Or, Adventures of an English Gentleman's Family in the Interior by John Richard Beste (1855)
"The poles of which it is formed are either small firs, or oak flitterns, split into two or four. They are about twelve or fourteen feet long, ..."

5. The English Peasant: Studies: Historical, Local, and Biographic by Richard Heath (1893)
"In the spring the young trees in the enclosures, locally called " flitterns," have to be thinned. Then comes the hay harvest, and the turf, and fern seasons ..."

6. English Forests and Forest Trees, Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive (1853)
"You state in your Report, that plantations have been much neglected in thinning out the furze and flitterns ? Yes; and as a proof of it I may state, ..."

7. Transactions of the Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society by Royal Scottish Arboricultural Society (1906)
"... but the receipts from the woods are known to have been as follows between the years 1847 and 1904 :— Value of flitterns and saplings, . „ poles, . ..."

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