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 for scribbling lark
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yellowhammer \Yel"low*ham`mer\, n. [For yellow-ammer, where
     ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a
     yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zool.)
        (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella). The
            color of the male is bright yellow on the breast,
            neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and
            brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills
            blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling
            lark, and writing lark. [Written also
            yellow-ammer.]
        (b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.]
            [1913 Webster]

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