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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Skulk v. i. [imp. & p. p. Skulked p. pr. & vb. n. Skulking.]  To hide, or get out of the way, in a sneaking manner; to lie close, or to move in a furtive way; to lurk. “Want skulks in holes and crevices.”
 Discovered and defeated of your prey,
 You skulked behind the fence, and sneaked away.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 skulking
      adj : marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to
            avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking
            prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a
            surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking
            in the shadows" [syn: furtive, lurking, sneak(a),
             sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious]
      n : evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated;
          "they developed a test to detect malingering" [syn: malingering]