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 Skylark,Slang. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Slander, Offence.
 
Slander is a stumbling-block or something which trips a person up (Greek, skan’dalon, through the French esclandre). Offence is the striking of our foot against a stone (Latin, ob fendo, as scopulum offendit navis, the ship struck against a rock).   1
 


 Skylark,Slang. 

 
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