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

  Writing \Writ"ing\, n.
     1. The act or art of forming letters and characters on paper,
        wood, stone, or other material, for the purpose of
        recording the ideas which characters and words express, or
        of communicating them to others by visible signs.
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     2. Anything written or printed; anything expressed in
        characters or letters; as:
        (a) Any legal instrument, as a deed, a receipt, a bond, an
            agreement, or the like.
        (b) Any written composition; a pamphlet; a work; a
            literary production; a book; as, the writings of
        (c) An inscription.
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                  And Pilate wrote a title . . . And the writing
                  was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.
                                                    --John xix.
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     3. Handwriting; chirography.
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     Writing book, a book for practice in penmanship.
     Writing desk, a desk with a sloping top for writing upon;
        also, a case containing writing materials, and used in a
        similar manner.
     Writing lark (Zool.), the European yellow-hammer; -- so
        called from the curious irregular lines on its eggs.
        [Prov. Eng.]
     Writing machine. Same as Typewriter.
     Writing master, one who teaches the art of penmanship.
     Writing obligatory (Law), a bond.
     Writing paper, paper intended for writing upon with ink,
        usually finished with a smooth surface, and sized.
     Writing school, a school for instruction in penmanship.
     Writing table, a table fitted or used for writing upon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yellowhammer \Yel"low*ham`mer\, n. [For yellow-ammer, where
     ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a
     yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zool.)
        (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella). The
            color of the male is bright yellow on the breast,
            neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and
            brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills
            blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling
            lark, and writing lark. [Written also
        (b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.]
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