Definitions

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  • n. A catcher of larks (the bird).
  • n. One who indulges in a lark or frolic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A catcher of larks.
  • n. One who indulges in a lark or frolic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A catcher of larks.

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Examples

  • Pond-larker saw Loud-crier perishing, he struck in quickly and wounded Troglodyte in his soft neck with a rock like a mill-stone, so that darkness veiled his eyes.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • I again heard asked by a slang-looking man with red whiskers meeting under his chin; "looks like a larker -- I must get introduced to her," added the conceited brute.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • Now when Pond-larker saw Loud-crier perishing, he struck in quickly and wounded Troglodyte in his soft neck with a rock like a mill-stone, so that darkness veiled his eyes.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • There a loud-voiced pond-larker spied him: and uttered such words as these.

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Tranter, an 'many's the larker what's felt' er 'and on' is collar a-chuckin '' im out o 'the' Trusty Man 'neck an' crop for sayin 'somethin' what aint ezackly agreeable to 'er feelin's.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • "Trust me, mate," answered the lad, a sharp young mud-larker.

    The Two Shipmates

  • a regular _Mud-larker_, picking up halfpence by running into the water, offering my ragged arm to people getting out of the wherries, always saluting them with, "You haven't got never a half penny for poor Jack, your honour?" and sometimes I did get a halfpenny, sometimes a shove, according to the temper of those whom I addressed.

    Poor Jack

  • a regular _Mud-larker_, picking up halfpence by running into the water, offering my ragged arm to people getting out of the wherries, always saluting them with, "You haven't got never a halfpenny for poor Jack, your honor?" and sometimes I did get a halfpenny, sometimes a shove, according to the temper of those whom I addressed.

    Poor Jack

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