Turned out the intruders were four boys on the prowl for snacks, including Francisco Anguiano, 13.
When conservatives suffer a political setback, they prowl the terrain like lions, looking for a few necks to bite.
“You have sexual predators that are on the prowl,” she said.
Cooke describes Joplin as being “always on the prowl and vocal about it.”
With all the thirtysomething women on the prowl —in chic sandals—Mumbai is starting to feel more like Sex and the City.
“Sure,” agreed Sam, who liked nothing better than to prowl around in the dark.
They continued to prowl round the tent, hunger-mad and desperate.
"I should like to go and have a prowl around," Berrington said, after a pause.
"Let's prowl around and see what other Hallowe'eners are doing," proposed Dick.
Tommy told me that the Gherkins' mothers teach them to prowl when they are very young, and that they are always prowling.
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.