This is not a time to manipulate or skulk into situations sideways, attempting to give a false impression of nonchalance.
Such indeed were the thoughts to skulk in the mind of the Lone Wolf like quails in corn, as he rode forward on his quest.
He didn't mean to skulk like a whipped cur about his own decks.
It must please you to skulk around among the Tories and savages, if, after having once gained the fort, you come back.
Sit there and skulk, while the others do the work, would you?
And was ever anything so meanly done as what I did—to skulk away like that from a man who was only civil and kind!
I suppose you thought that, being off duty, you could skulk in your cabin and do nothing.
Those who skulk shall learn that the Newgate "cat" is tender compared with her brother of Barbadoes.
On coming within sight of us, the figure was seen to skulk and hide in the bushes.
The birds are shy and skulk off through the underbrush upon the approach of anyone so that the nests are quite difficult to find.
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.