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Definition of Larky
1. playful [adj LARKIER, LARKIEST] - See also: playful
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Larky
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Literary usage of Larky
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Mount Omi and Beyond: A Record of Travel on the Thibetan Border by Archibald John Little (1901)
"... —larky Young Men—Practising with Bows and Arrows— Purchasing Pony — Tea Bushes—Tea made into Cakes—How Carried—Cost of a Tea Brick—Thibetan Wax. ..."
2. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1892)
"'By larky GRIGG.' Ta time when that renowned character in the Irish sporting world,' Squire Whitby,' was Master of the Big Rock Hounds, and when that fine ..."
3. Birds of a feather; or, The two schoolboys by Margaret Howitt (1867)
"I think I will have a swim this afternoon," said larky. " Don't you swim as well as your sister ?" asked James of Maria. "No, I don't," returned the latter ..."
4. Studies in English, Written and Spoken: For the Use of Continental Students by Cornelis Stoffel (1894)
"In colloquial English we also have the descriptive epithet larky, " fond of larks", eg Grenville Murray, Side Lights on English Society, ..."
5. Heaven, Hell, Or Hoboken by Ray Neil Johnson (1919)
"OD larky was afraid of the gun and didn't want to fire it. "Nope! Nope! ... demurred larky. "I couldn't stand it, Lieutenant. I'm too nervous. ..."
6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1906)
"THE larky FURNACE By Hildegarde Brooks Author of " Daughters of Desperation " A happy, whimsical book about the experiences of Sue Betty, with the larky ..."