He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.
He didn't mean to skulk like a whipped cur about his own decks.
Instead, he must skulk in the thicket like a coyote until the man passed.
Sit there and skulk, while the others do the work, would you?
I suppose you thought that, being off duty, you could skulk in your cabin and ...