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.
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skylarking

(ˈskaɪlɑːkɪŋ)
n
silly or frivolous behaviour, or joke-playing
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References in classic literature ?
I have no objection to any amount of blue sky in its proper place (it can be found at the 4000 level for practically twelve months out of the year), but I submit, with all deference to the educational needs of Transylvania, that "skylarking" in the centre of a main-travelled road where, at the best of times, electricity literally drips off one's stanchions and screw blades, is unnecessary.
I cherished no malice towards him, though he had been skylarking with me not a little in the matter of my bedfellow.
Stubb, you are skylarking; how can Fedallah do that?