"I—er—I imagined some of the students were skylarking," faltered the assistant.
“You were skylarking then, my lad, and the ship was not pitching and tumbling about as she now is,” he said.
Now, you youngsters, what are you skylarking away there for?
They set off on their ramble, Tom and Gerald, and the other youngsters, skylarking as usual.
Here, Chunky, take this new hand ...