But what started as a lark became a professional passion for Holland.
Like so many young girls, she tried modeling as a lark, a way of escaping the humdrum and finding glamour.
My sense is that the flirtation was originally a lark, albeit one that would bring massive publicity to the Trump brand.
This all started in early August, when on a lark I went to an open casting call for the film in Manhattan.
lark & Termite (Random House) marks a critical comeback for Phillips.
As I was saying, why should I pretend to be pensive and doleful, when I am as merry as a lark?
If the song of the lark is beautiful, the song of the poet is not surpassed.
She sang ‘Hark, hark, the lark,’ and the whole house rose to its feet.
Rise, a lark, And sing and soar towards a new starry garden!
They are not so obstreperous as the wren, nor so shy as the lark and the robin.
"songbird," early 14c., earlier lauerche (c.1200), from Old English lawerce (late Old English laferce), from Proto-Germanic *laiw(a)rikon (cf. Old Saxon lewerka, Frisian liurk, Old Norse lævirik, Dutch leeuwerik, German Lerche), of unknown origin. Some Old English and Old Norse forms suggest a compound meaning "treason-worker," but there is no folk tale to explain or support this.
"spree, frolic," 1811, possibly shortening of skylark (1809), sailors' slang "play rough in the rigging of a ship" (larks were proverbial for high-flying), or from English dialectal lake/laik "to play" (c.1300, from Old Norse leika "to play," from PIE *leig- "to leap") with intrusive -r- common in southern British dialect. The verb lake, considered characteristic of Northern English vocabulary, is the opposite of work but lacks the other meanings of play. As a verb, from 1813. Related: Larked; larking.
A merry time •Chiefly British (1811+)
: This is no time to go larking (1813+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr an allusion to the bird, since skylark in the same sense is found somewhat earlier]