from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of birds, typical of the family Alaudidæ, or larks.
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- noun type genus of the Alaudidae: skylarks
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Julius Caesar used the alauda, his Germanic cavalry, to good effect against the Gauls.
A little yellow bird (it is either a species of the _alauda trivialis_, or rather perhaps of the _motacilla trochilus_) still continues to make a sibilous shivering noise in the tops of tall woods.
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