Monday, October 18, 2010

word of the day :: skylark


1. a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.

-verb (used without object)
2. to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
1680-90sky  + lark1

"Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling-book himself, in some skylarking bout--he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, he had stuck to the denial from principle."

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  1. Very cool! I may have to jot this down. My name is Larka and it came from Meadowlark but I like the 'to frolic' of skylark.

  2. What a unique name! So glad you stopped by!