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 Skylark.Slander, Offence. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Skylark,
 
among sailors, is to mount the highest yards (called sky-scrapers), and then slide down the ropes for amusement. (See LARK.)   1
 


 Skylark.Slander, Offence. 

 
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