lark about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lark about play boisterously "The children frolicked in the garden","the gamboling lambs in the meadows","The toddlers romped in the playroom"
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Usage

In literature:

During those days, Carol followed Lark about with a hungry devotion that would have been observed by her sister on a less momentous occasion.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
The sky spoke about him, the still air spoke about him, the meadow larks reminded me of him.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Glad of a clue, the other mud-larks came over to me in a hurry, and began hunting about.
"Peter Biddulph" by W.H.G. Kingston
Larks were singing gloriously overhead, and the plovers flitted about with their plaintive "pee-wit, pee-wit".
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
I was a young fellow then, up to any lark, and didn't make much fuss about it.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
I never wanted my young man to come larking about like this.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
Amadon and Phillips (1947:580) remarked that Lark Sparrows were common "about Las Delicias" after August 18.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Not a soul nor a sound was seen or heard about the camp, so I surmised you had all gone on a lark.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Gets 'is own meals and larks about on 'is own.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
She went about her accustomed duties with a light heart and singing like a lark.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
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In poetry:

Here of a Sunday morning
My love and I would lie,
And see the coloured counties,
And hear the larks so high
About us in the sky.
"XXI: Bredon Hill" by A E Housman
I will sing a song,
Said the lark.
Sing, sing, Throat-strong,
Little Kill-the-dark!
What will you sing about,
Day in and night out?
"Bird-Songs" by George MacDonald
The lark, whilst at her meal, still plies
With ceaseless diligence both eyes —
One looks about for food, they say,
The other marks the birds of prey.
"Advice Concerning Eating And Drinking" by Rees Prichard
Love without hope, as when the young bird-catcher
Swept off his tall hat to the Squire's own daughter,
So let the imprisoned larks escape and fly
Singing about her head, as she rode by.
"Love Without Hope" by Robert Graves
I have been wondering
What you are thinking about, and by now suppose
It is certainly not me.
But the crocus is up, and the lark, and the blundering
Blood knows what it knows.
It talks to itself all night, like a sliding moonlit sea.
"A Letter" by Anthony Hecht
It was a glorious morning, the sun was shining in a cloudless sky;
And the larks were singing merrily in the heavens high;
And 'twas about nine o'clock in the morning the battle was begun,
But at the end of three hours the Sikhs were forced to run.
"The Battle Of Gujrat" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Although "Puss in Boots" is about a cat, it's more a lark than a purrfect spinoff of the "Shrek" franchise.
It recently dawned on me—now that I am, myself, an old man with a beard (but as yet no larks)—that I have been exposed to an astonishing number of limericks since I first heard about the clockclimbing mouse.
Hasan began to raise questions about Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke, some began to raise questions about Mr Hasan.
Former child star Lark Voorhies opens up about bipolar allegations.
For years, people have been asking Lark chef John Sundstrom about writing a cookbook.
Although " Puss in Boots" is about a cat, it's more a lark than a purrfect spinoff of the "Shrek" franchise.
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