He loathed a skulker, and his face was known for any boy who would own to fatigue or confess himself beaten.
Have I told you that I thought him a skulker, a coward hiding to escape warfare?
If there be any skulker among us, blast my eyes if he shan't go down on his marrow bones and taste the liquor we have spilt!
Milo was there, and Milo would see to it that no skulker declined his queen's command.
After all, this skulker had more cause to be afraid of me than I of him.
Goodloe, what was the exact story about that skulker of a thief on the cross?
The Provost Marshal apparently demanded the skulker's name, and wrote it in a book.
But if the intended victim, suspicious, should get unseen into the creek bed, the skulker could hardly avoid a fight.
The third skulker took advantage of the cessation of firing to tumble down from his perch and fly for his life.
No skulker had a chance of escape from his sharp eye, but, on the other hand, no hard-working servant was overlooked.
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.