Laverock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Laverock lā"vẽr*ŏk The lark.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laverock An obsolete or dialectal form of lark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laverock lav′ėr-ock (prov.) a lark.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Lark the bird
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Lark.

Usage

In literature:

Mouse body and laverock wing.
"Adventures among Books" by Andrew Lang
Like a laverock in the lift, sing, O bonny bride!
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Various
Thomas-Soyer exhibited "An Irish Setter and a Laverock," and in 1903 "Under the White Squall.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Like a laverock in the lift, sing, O bonny bride!
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
He published "The Laverock," a volume of poems and songs, in 1829.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V." by Various
Again the laverock seeks the sky, vol.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI" by Various
He published "The Laverock," a volume of poems and songs, in 1829.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
He can suck the laverock's frae the lift.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Laverock met him the other day, and asked him about some committee business.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
LIKE A LAVEROCK IN THE LIFT.
"Mopsa the Fairy" by Jean Ingelow
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In poetry:

Len' me yer throat to sing throu,
Len' me yer wings to gang hie,
And I'll sing ye a sang a laverock to cow,
And for bliss to gar him dee!
"I Ken Something" by George MacDonald
Soar, laverock, soar on song to sky,
And with the choir of Heaven rejoice!
You cannot be more glad than I,
Who feel Her gaze, and hear Her voice:
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I see amid the fields of Ayr
A ploughman, who, in foul and fair,
Sings at his task
So clear, we know not if it is
The laverock's song we hear, or his,
Nor care to ask.
"Ultima Thule: Robert Burns" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There was nae reek i the laverock's hoose
That nicht-an nane i mine;
But I hae thocht o that foolish licht
Ever sin syne;
An I think that mebbe at last I ken
What your look meant then.
"The Watergaw" by Hugh MacDiarmid
The muircock was crawin', the dew on the corn,
The laverock singin' that sweet July morn,
Whan Nannie an' Jamie stapp'd owre the door-stane—
'Twas waesome to see hoo their pairtin' was ta'en.
"Pairtin' An' Meetin'" by Janet Hamilton
Nor I wadna be a clerk, mither, to bide aye ben,
Scrabbling ower the sheets o' parchment with a weary weary pen;
Looking through the lang stane windows at a narrow strip o' sky,
Like a laverock in a withy cage, until I pine away and die.
"The Outlaw" by Charles Kingsley