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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 do nothing.

On coming within sight of us, the figure was seen to skulk and hide in the bushes.

"We do not skulk any longer like rats or city men in dark holes," he told them.

Everything has seemed to cower, skulk, and hide, to run as if pursued.

Yet no matter how you may hide and skulk and hunt, never a glimpse of one of them will you get.

A moment later they began to skulk off in the direction of the grove.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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