While we skulked in the shadows, they had studied and sweated and changed the face of their world.
Mrs. Weatherby greeted her warmly and her various younger cousins were produced from the corners where they skulked politely.
They have skulked out, like traitors as they be, knowing our absence at the feast.
Bring in that man that skulked when the boys were going for that abatis.
I skulked in the scrub as he came up—just behind a clump of wattle.
That same onset was meant for Thorvald, but he hid himself in the shadow and skulked, until men came between then and parted them.
While the magic lantern was showing, I skulked without in the dark.
They traversed the village toward the municipal prison; and this creature, featured like a Parisian Apache, skulked behind.
I skulked for my poor life in my own wood of Tunstall, Dick.
Did you ever meet a millionaire who skulked round pretending he was as poor as Job?
c.1200, from a Scandinavian source, cf. Norwegian skulke "to shirk, malinger," Danish skulke "to spare oneself, shirk," Swedish skolka "to shirk, skulk, slink, play truant." Common in Middle English but lacking in 15c.-16c. records; possibly reborrowed 17c. Related: Skulked; skulking; skulker; skulkery.