Word of the Day🌄: skylark


to frolic; sport: The children were skylarking on the beach.
a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.

Skylark entered English in the late 1600s as the name for a bird known for its in-flight singing. The verb sense is first attested in the early 1800s …

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On This Day🌄 Jul 29

1014 – Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Forces of the Byzantine Empire defeated troops of the Bulgarian Empire at the Battle of Kleidion (pictured) in the Belasica Mountains near present-day Klyuch, Bulgaria.

1858 – Japan reluctantly signed the Treaty of Amity and Commerce, an unequal treaty giving the United States various commercial and diplomatic …

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