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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lark  \Lark\,  n.  [Perh  fr  AS  l[=a]c  play,  sport.  Cf  {Lake},  v. 
  i.] 
  A  frolic;  a  jolly  time.  [Colloq.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lark  \Lark\,  v.  i. 
  To  catch  larks;  as  to  go  larking. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lark  \Lark\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Larked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Larking}.] 
  To  sport;  to  frolic.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lark  \Lark\,  n.  [OE.  larke,  laverock,  AS  l[=a]werce;  akin  to  D. 
  leeuwerik  LG  lewerke  OHG.  l?rahha,  G.  lerche,  Sw 
  l["a]rka,  Dan.  lerke,  Icel.  l[ae]virki.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  numerous  species  of  singing  birds  of  the  genus 
  {Alauda}  and  allied  genera  (family  {Alaudid[ae]}).  They 
  mostly  belong  to  Europe,  Asia,  and  Northern  Africa.  In 
  America  they  are  represented  by  the  shore  larks,  or  horned  by 
  the  shore  larks,  or  horned  larks,  of  the  genus  {Otocoris}. 
  The  true  larks  have  holaspidean  tarsi,  very  long  hind  claws, 
  and  usually,  dull,  sandy  brown  colors. 
 
  Note:  The  European  skylark,  or  lark  of  the  poets  ({Alauda 
  arvensis}),  is  of  a  brown  mottled  color,  and  is  noted 
  for  its  clear  and  sweet  song,  uttered  as  it  rises  and 
  descends  almost  perpendicularly  in  the  air.  It  is 
  considered  a  table  delicacy,  and  immense  numbers  are 
  killed  for  the  markets.  Other  well-known  European 
  species  are  the  crested,  or  tufted,  lark  ({Alauda 
  cristata}),  and  the  wood  lark  ({A.  arborea}).  The 
  pipits,  or  titlarks,  of  the  genus  {Anthus}  (family 
  {Motacillid[ae]})  are  often  called  larks.  See  {Pipit}. 
  The  American  meadow  larks,  of  the  genus  {Sturnella}, 
  are  allied  to  the  starlings.  See  {Meadow  Lark}.  The 
  Australian  bush  lark  is  {Mirafra  Horsfieldii}.  See 
  {Shore  lark}. 
 
  {Lark  bunting}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fringilline  bird  ({Calamospiza 
  melanocorys})  found  on  the  plains  of  the  Western  United 
  States. 
 
  {Lark  sparrow}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  sparrow  ({Chondestes 
  grammacus}),  found  in  the  Mississippi  Valley  and  the 
  Western  United  States. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lark 
  n  1:  North  American  yellow-breasted  songbirds  [syn:  {meadowlark}] 
  2:  small  songbirds  resembling  larks  [syn:  {pipit},  {titlark}] 
  3:  any  of  numerous  predominantly  Old  World  birds  noted  for 
  their  singing 
  4:  any  carefree  episode  [syn:  {escapade}] 
  v  :  play  or  romp  around  "The  children  frolicked  in  the  garden"; 
  "the  gamboling  lambs  in  the  meadows"  [syn:  {frolic},  {rollick}, 
  {skylark},  {disport},  {sport},  {cavort},  {gambol},  {frisk}, 
  {romp},  {run  around},  {lark  about}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Lark,  ND 
  Zip  code(s):  58535 
  Lark,  UT 
  Zip  code(s):  84065 




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