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lurk around

to slink or sneak around somewhere. Who is that guy lurking around the building? Stop lurking around.
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lurk

in. to read computer newsgroups or forums without ever making a comment. I’ve been lurking for a few weeks but just have to get in a few comments.
References in classic literature ?
But in that maze there lurked all the romance of the "overdue" and a menacing hint of "missing.
Her complexion was a rich and mantling olive, and when watching the glow upon her cheeks I could almost swear that beneath the transparent medium there lurked the blushes of a faint vermilion.
My sable friend Scipio has a story," replied Roderick, "of a snake that had lurked in this fountain--pure and innocent as it looks--ever since it was known to the first settlers.
I imagine it is locked up in one of these things," went on Blunt, pointing towards the end of the studio where amongst the monumental presses of dark oak lurked the shy dummy which had worn the stiff robes of the Byzantine Empress and the amazing hat of the "Girl," rakishly.
But I was only praying it would open or thinking what treasure probably lurked behind it.
The thick wood, though the trees were mostly of small girth, threw a heavy shadow, so that the steep declension, in front of which grew the tree behind which the African lurked, was almost in darkness.
The hotel, where we rejoined our family, lurked behind a group of lofty elms, and we drank at the town pump before it just for the pleasure of pumping it.
There was something furtive and lurking about her that Jerry did not fail to sense, and he had long since learned that something was wrong when any black lurked or skulked.
She did not have the expert's eye for the depth of chest, the wide nostrils, the recuperative lungs, and the muscles under their satin sheaths-- crypts of energy wherein lurked the chemistry of destruction.
Then punish those who averted their gaze while horror lurked in their midst.