Skulk (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skulked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Skulking.] [Of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. skulke to spare or save one's self, to play the truant, Sw. skolka to be at leisure, to shirk, Icel. skolla. Cf. Scowl.]

To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk.

"Want skulks in holes and crevices."

W. C. Bryant.

Discovered and defeated of your prey, You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away. Dryden.


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Skulk, n. [Cf. Icel. skollr, skolli, a fox, and E. skulk, v.i.]

A number of foxes together.



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Skulk (?), Skulk"er (?), n.

One who, or that which, skulks.


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