“The common lark of Europe, Alauda arvensis: so called because it mounts toward the sky and sings as it flies. Also called sky-laverock, rising-lark, field-lark, short-heeled lark, etc.” —Whitney, 1889
This illustration shows a skylark perched on the ground with some grass surrounding it.
Keywordsbird, fly, field lark, skylark, music, lark, singing, sing, flying, musical, Alauda arvensis, larks, rising lark, sky laverock, skylarks
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5680