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  • proper n. A surname, from lark as a byname or for a catcher and seller of larks.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname shortened from Larkin, a medieval diminutive of Laurence.
  • proper n. A male given name occasionally transferred from the surnames.
  • proper n. A female given name from the lark bird.


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  • This legion, from the fashion of their crested helmets, which resembled the crested heads of a small bird of the lark species, received the popular name of the _Alauda_ (or Lark) legion.

    The Caesars

  • I missed the programme last night, being immersed in Lark Rise to Candlewick and Lewis's Store Detectives.

    Sunday Palate

  • Nowhere, had a suite of eighteen rooms at her disposal in "Lark Lane."

    Just Patty

  • LS: The Lark is a resource center for playwrights at any stage in their career, at any point in their process, through programs for the development of new plays.

    Tracy Shaffer: New York Theatre: Plays Well With Others

  • The Lark was the appellation which had replaced Ursule in the depths of

    Les Miserables

  • Who was this “little one” whom Thenardier had called the Lark?

    Les Miserables

  • I do agree with j that regrets are important in that they help us improve, but mostly would like to thank Simon for recalling The Lark Ascending for me.


  • The Lark was the appellation which had replaced Ursule in the depths of Marius 'melancholy.

    Les Miserables, Volume IV, Saint Denis

  • Who was this "little one" whom Thenardier had called the Lark?

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • With Keats I shall send you an Athenaeum with a rather humorous account of a Cockney squabble about whether Shelley called his Lark an

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II


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