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"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 alongside of you, and see that there is no skylarking.

All the time that he was singing the vespers he was skylarking like an imp.

Nothing breakable in it except the crockery, and plenty of room for skylarking.

Some of them were skylarking around Port Hudson and did not get any supper.

“This skylarking at night must stop,” said the master of the Hall.

Sometimes it would be exercise, sometimes a bit of a play, or skylarking.

WORD ORIGIN

the common European lark, 1680s, from sky (n.) + lark (n.1). So called because it sings as it mounts toward the sky in flight.

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