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Friday, July 29, 2016
Definitions for skylark
  1. to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
  2. a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.

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Citations for skylark
They began to skylark; to play with the sacred lights; to giggle when Carol was trying to make the sentimental Myrtle Cass into a humorous office-boy; to act everything but "The Girl from Kankakee." Sinclair Lewis, Main Street, 1920
Jimmie and he had been wont to skylark a bit in the old days, as young male creatures do, putting up their fists, giving one another a punch or two, making as if they were going to batter in one another's noses. Upton Sinclair, Jimmie Higgins, 1919
Origin of skylark
1680-1690
Skylark entered English in the late 1600s as the name for a bird known for its in-flight singing. The verb sense is first attested in the early 1800s.
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