[lav-er-uh k, leyv-ruh k]
- a lark, especially a skylark.
Also lav·rock [lav-ruh k] /ˈlæv rək/.
Origin of laverock
1275–1325; Middle English laverok, Old English lāwerce lark1
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Examples from the Web for laverock
He published "The Laverock," a volume of poems and songs, in 1829.
Ay, it is the Gowans and the Laverock that you will like best.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)
Ony ane o' them withoot the ither stan's like the ae factor o' a multiplication, or ae wing upo' a laverock (lark).'Robert Falconer
St. Kevin was more considerate to a blackbird than to the laverock.Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life
Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
With the laverock's lyric our fancy filled the sky—with the throstle's roundelay it awoke the wood.Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2
- a Scot and northern English dialect word for skylark (def. 1)
Old English lǣwerce lark 1
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