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Danger and hurt and death did not lurk everywhere about him.

A silly etymology—from lateo, to lurk; mentioned also by Virgil.

A dreadful order seemed to lurk in the darkest shadows of life.

The poet speaks to us of one thing, but in this one thing there seems to lurk the secret of all.

Go soothingly on the grease-mud, as there lurk the skid-demon.

This system is supposed to draw out any insects that may lurk within.

The very ghost of his dead comrade seemed to lurk there still.

They dared not flee; even in their own woods the foe might lurk for them.

This forced him from his family, and he was obliged to lurk a good while after this.

Can they not lurk around until we die of hunger, or until they fire the building?

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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