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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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When sonar signals get stronger, suggesting that a prowling bat is close, insects may fly upward in a spiral, flutter their wings chaotically, or fold their wings and dive to the ground.
I also see youths prowling back streets tatting with a supermarket trolley.
He is of white or mixed race, above-average intelligence, not verbally confident with women, and may have had previous arrests for nuisance offenses, such as peeping, prowling, or possibly burglary.
Newsweek described the Khmer Rouge as prowling through the humid jungles around Phnom Penh.
And how irreverent is the company's Dying Swan, which opens with a searchlight prowling the stage while the ballerina enters in the dark.
It has been this writer's experience that a clear understanding of Florida's loitering and prowling statute, F.
How we forget Biloxi, Mississippi, a decade before, where no witnesses spoke to cameras, how a brown man in army uniform was pulled from the bus by police when he sneered at the custom of the back seat, how the magistrate proclaimed a week in jail and went back to bed with a shot of whiskey, how the brownskinned soldier could not sleep as he listened for the prowling of his jailers, the muttering and cardplaying of the hangmen they might become.
Oh," said the neighbor, "so he's not prowling at night any more, huh?
In the scenic surroundings, enjoy the sight of lions and other big cats prowling majestically.
with that in mind, now might be a good time for social workers and police in Greenock to get out and try to find out why there are so many people prowling the streets in the early hours, scouring gutters outside pubs, nightclubs, bus stops and late night food shops looking for small change dropped by drunks.
The prowling animal electrocuted itself after a cutting off electricity to 20,000 homes.
Each evening they come back howling like dogs and prowling around the city.