Writing lark

(Zool.) the European yellow-hammer; - so called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs.

See also: Writing

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Several other retired jockeys have had a go at the writing lark but, for me, Dick Francis will always be top boy.
Lastly, may I add that a yellowhammer was called a writing lark.
This headline writing lark is harder than it looks.
IF YOU'RE looking for a way to earn a quick buck, don't try your hand at the children's novel writing lark.