He retired further into the shade, and silently and slowly drew near the lurker, who stirred not from his place.
But no matter how he strove to run down the lurker, he lost him every time.
But the lurker refused to be caught and darted away into the shadows.
Then he glanced over his shoulder to see if any lurker was watching them.
But the night gave up no sound in confirmation of this, and I could detect no sign of any lurker.
With the mist floating across those openings, it would be easy for a lurker to watch him unseen.
Go thou to thy charge among the piles of the fuel, and see that no lurker remaineth to do injury.
At that moment she could not have spurred her pony had the lurker in the brush sprung forth into her path!
His conviction that he had killed the lurker became so firm that he stood erect to cover the remaining distance at a rush.
Even Alice had now stopped thinking of Mr. Richard Ravenal, and thought only of the lurker in ambush.
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.