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dined on the wing of a lark

Posted by ESC on June 10, 2006

In Reply to: Dined on the wing of a lark posted by marya on June 10, 2006

: Seeking the origin of the phrase my father used after having a delicious meal.."I have dined on the wing of a lark." Thanks for any information. marya

Don't have the origin. But it sounds like the meaning is dining on a delicacy -- 2. something pleasing to eat that is considered rare or luxurious -- considered caviar a delicacy.
3a the quality or state of being dainty... (Merriam-Webster)