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Brewer's: Lark

A spree; a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon lác (play, fun). (See Skylark.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LarksLarigot A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Brewer's: Larks

When the sky falls we shall catch larks. A way of stating to a person that his scheme or proposal is absurd or ridiculous. French: “Si le ciel tombait, il y aurait bien des alouettes…

Aesop's Fables: The Lark and the Farmer

by Aesop The Clown and the CountrymanThe Lion and the AssThe Lark and the Farmer A Lark nested in a field of corn, and was rearing her brood under cover of the ripening grain. One day, befo…

Aesop's Fables: The Fowler and the Lark

by Aesop The Eagle and the BeetleThe Fisherman PipingThe Fowler and the Lark A Fowler was setting his nets for little birds when a Lark came up to him and asked him what he was doing. "I am…

Amy Lowell: A Little Song

A Little SongWhen you, my Dear, are away, away, How wearily goes the creeping day. A year drags after morning, and night Starts another year of candle light. O Pausing Sun and Lingering Moon! …

Alfred Lord Tennyson: Song

SongI Every day hath its night: Every night its morn: Through dark and bright Wingèd hours are borne; Ah! welaway! Seasons flower and fade; Golden calm and sto…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: L

by Robert Burns KML Laddie, dim. of lad. Lade, a load. Lag, backward. Laggen, the bottom angle of a wooden dish. Laigh, low. Laik, lack. Lair, lore, lear…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: D

by Robert Burns CED Dad, daddie, father. Daez't, dazed. Daffin, larking, fun. Daft, mad, foolish. Dails, planks. Daimen icker, an odd ear of corn. Dam, p…