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 for Lark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lark \Lark\ (l[aum]rk), n. [Perh fr. AS. l[=a]c play, sport. Cf.
     Lake, v. i.]
     A frolic; a jolly time. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lark \Lark\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Larked (l[aum]rkt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Larking.]
     To sport; to frolic. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lark \Lark\, n. [OE. larke, laverock, AS. l[=a]werce; akin to D.
     leeuwerik, LG. lewerke, OHG. l[=e]rahha, G. lerche, Sw.
     l[aum]rka, Dan. lerke, Icel. l[ae]virki.] (Zool.)
     Any one numerous species of singing birds of the genus
     Alauda and allied genera (family Alaudid[ae]). They
     mostly belong to Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa. In
     America they are represented by the shore larks, or horned
     larks, of the genus Otocoris. The true larks have
     holaspidean tarsi, very long hind claws, and, usually, dull,
     sandy brown colors.
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     Note: The European skylark, or lark of the poets ({Alauda
           arvensis), is of a brown mottled color, and is noted
           for its clear and sweet song, uttered as it rises and
           descends almost perpendicularly in the air. It is
           considered a table delicacy, and immense numbers are
           killed for the markets. Other well-known European
           species are the crested, or tufted, lark ({Alauda
           cristata), and the wood lark ({Alauda arborea}). The
           pipits, or titlarks, of the genus Anthus (family
           Motacillid[ae]) are often called larks. See Pipit.
           The American meadow larks, of the genus Sturnella,
           are allied to the starlings. See Meadow Lark. The
           Australian bush lark is Mirafra Horsfieldii. See
           Shore lark.
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     Lark bunting (Zool.), a fringilline bird ({Calamospiza
        melanocorys) found on the plains of the Western United
        States.
  
     Lark+sparrow+(Zool.),+a+sparrow+({Chondestes+grammacus">Lark sparrow (Zool.), a sparrow ({Chondestes grammacus),
        found in the Mississippi Valley and the Western United
        States.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lark \Lark\, v. i.
     To catch larks; as, to go larking.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lark
      n 1: North American songbirds having a yellow breast [syn:
           meadowlark, lark]
      2: a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country;
         has streaky brown plumage [syn: pipit, titlark, lark]
      3: any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their
         singing
      4: any carefree episode [syn: escapade, lark]
      v 1: play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden";
           "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped
           in the playroom" [syn: frolic, lark, rollick,
           skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk,
           romp, run around, lark about]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "lark":
     Philomel, adventure, antic, bat, bender, binge, bout, bulbul, bust,
     canary, caper, carousal, carouse, cavort, celebrate, celebration,
     cuckoo, cut loose, debauch, drinking bout, eagle, escapade,
     feathered songster, fling, frolic, gambol, game, hell around,
     horseplay, jape, jollify, jolly, let go, let loose, let off steam,
     make merry, make whoopee, mavis, mischief, mockingbird,
     monkeyshine, nightingale, orgy, oriole, play, ploy, practical joke,
     prank, raise hell, randan, randy, revel, ringdove, rocket, roister,
     rollick, romp, see life, shenanigan, shenanigans, shines,
     singing bird, skylark, skyrocket, song sparrow, songbird, songster,
     sport, spree, step out, tear, thrush, tomfoolery, toot, trick,
     wanton, warbler, whoop it up, wingding
  
  

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