skylark

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A skylark.
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Etymology[edit]

From sky +‎ lark.

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Noun[edit]

skylark (plural skylarks)

  1. A small brown passerine bird, Alauda arvensis, that sings as it flies high into the air.

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Verb[edit]

skylark (third-person singular simple present skylarks, present participle skylarking, simple past and past participle skylarked)

  1. (originally nautical) To jump about joyfully, frolic; to play around, play tricks.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      I cherished no malice towards him, though he had been skylarking with me not a little in the matter of my bedfellow.

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