Many boats ran into trouble with the Thai pirates who prowled the South China Sea at that time.
Dubbed the "Baseline Killer," he prowled the city from the summer of 2005 to the summer of 2006.
He punched an electric button with his fleshy thumb, and prowled around, waiting.
He prowled about and contrived to fall in with Jacintha; he told her his grief.
After the house was done, he slept there during the days and prowled around outside at night.
Of course, there were a few birds that prowled about Pleasant Valley after dark.
He prowled around the house like a fox around a hen-coop, seeking an entrance, but finding none.
He sneaked about it, slipped into the gate, prowled toward the house.
That news made her even more anxious about that stranger who had prowled around.
Stevie prowled round the table like an excited animal in a cage.
late 14c., prollen, "move about in search of something," of unknown origin, with no known cognates. Spelling with -w- is from 1500s (cf. bowl), but pronounced "prôll" till late 18c. Meaning "go stealthily in search of prey" is first recorded 1580s. Related: Prowled; prowling. The noun, in on the prowl, is attested from 1803.