from The Century Dictionary.
- To frolic; gambol.
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'An' I'll tell him abaat Edge End "Messiah," and thi marlock wi 'th' owd piccolo. '
'What a foo' (fool) his mother mun be to let him marlock on th 'Lodge banks by hissel.
But they ha 'learned that marlock from the sailors of Rye town.
Some chaps i'th 'village gate to hear abaat Joa's drivin an' fallin asleep, soa they thowt they'd have a bit ov a marlock on, an abaat a duzzen on 'em went to th' Cemetary gates, an tho 'it wor dark they faand th' heears an 'th' horse just as it had been drawn up, and Joa fast asleep.
But aw think aw'st niver forget a marlock some chaps played him one day: ther wor abaat six on 'em, an 'they made it up to freeten him a bit, an' mak him believe he wor baan to dee; soa just as he coom off th 'corner
_ Hea am aw to know yo're not playin 'a marlock wi' mo?
"Aw'm sure, an 'moor soa, an' as tha's decided nut to goa, aw'll tell thi ov a marlock some o'th 'chaps has been playin' but tha munnat split, for it hasn't to get aght woll after th 'pairty.