Later in the spring, she and Elisabeth saw another kind of heron, an American bittern, skulking in some grass by a swamp.
So it seems; but I will drag him into the light, wherever he is skulking.
These fiery spirits were sick to death of lying and skulking in the trenches.
He is a sly, skulking and treacherous animal, mostly nocturnal in his destructive visitations.
He was skulking about, as near the gypsies as he dared to go.
Paul had been skulking through the woods, but could not see us.
Captain Sedley happened to see him, however, as he was skulking off through the garden.
Even then, he might be skulking in the woods, with his black eyes fixed upon the cabin.
I found him trying to miche, and nipped him as he was skulking off.
No, sir, you can bet your soul they are skulking in that farm.
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.