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flyting (plural flytings)
- Contention, noisy argument.
- Scolding, rebuke.
- A poetic contest of insults or invective.
- 2007: Rival poets in Scotland exchanged flytings that were packed with riddling conceits — Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26
- These "flytings" consisted of alternate torrents of sheer Billingsgate poured upon each other by the combatants.