skylarking


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sky·lark

 (skī′lärk′)
n.
Any of several larks of the genus Alauda of Eurasia and Africa, especially A. arvensis, having brownish plumage and noted for singing while in flight.
intr.v. sky·larked, sky·lark·ing, sky·larks
To play actively and boisterously; frolic.

skylarking

(ˈskaɪlɑːkɪŋ)
n
silly or frivolous behaviour, or joke-playing
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I cherished no malice towards him, though he had been skylarking with me not a little in the matter of my bedfellow.
At first one would see them running about, or skylarking with each other, trying to keep warm; but before the day was over they would become quite chilled through and exhausted, and, when the cattle finally came, so near frozen that to move was an agony.
White, mulatto, and negro boys and girls were always there waiting their turns, resting, trading playthings, quarrelling, fighting, skylarking.