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 Lark.Larry Dugan’s Eye-water. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Larks.
 
When the sky falls we shall catch larks. A way of stating to a person that his scheme or proposal is absurd or ridiculous.   1
       
French: “Si le ciel tombait, il y aurait blen des alouettes.”
Latin: “Quid, si redio ad illes, qui aiunt, quid si nunc cœlum ruat?”
       
Terence: Heautontimoroumenbs, iv. 3; verse 41.
 


 Lark.Larry Dugan’s Eye-water. 

 
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