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prowl

verb be stealthy, creep, cruise, drift, gad, go about stealthily, gumshoe, hover, lie in ambush, lie in wait, loiter, lurk, meander, move secretly, move under cover, peregrinate, ramble, range, roam, rove, skulk, slink, sneak, stay incognito, steal, stray, stroll, tramp, wander about
See also: chase, lurk, perambulate, pursue
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He fished for some time with small success--not a fish would rise at him; but as he prowled along the bank, he was presently aware of mighty ones feeding in a pool on the opposite side, under the shade of a huge willow-tree.
Then the crowd was upon Buck, and he was driven off; but while a surgeon checked the bleeding, he prowled up and down, growling furiously, attempting to rush in, and being forced back by an array of hostile clubs.
And by her answer and its accents Saxon knew that Mary was afraid of this man who prowled on the rim of light.
The room was empty yet; only Schomberg prowled round me goggle-eyed and with a sort of awed respectful cu riosity.
We slept in rags under the shadow of stone enclosures; we prowled, soiled and lean, about the gateways of white men's courtyards.
Stevie prowled round the table like an excited animal in a cage.
Its owner had taken off his tunic, and in white trousers and a thin, short-sleeved singlet prowled behind the chair-backs nursing his meagre el- bows.
Among all the dangerous characters who, in such a state of society, prowled and skulked in the metropolis at night, there was one man from whom many as uncouth and fierce as he, shrunk with an involuntary dread.
They prowled about the churches and picture- galleries, much in the old, dreary, prison-yard manner.
He and Mahon prowled soberly about hatches and ventilators, sniffing.
I terrified them from the spot, and since that day have prowled by night--the only period at which I can revisit the earth--about the scenes of my long-protracted misery.