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slink about

To move about in a quiet, sneaky, inconspicuous, or furtive manner. There were some suspicious figures slinking about in the shadows, so we decided to go a different way home. The boss is always slinking about the office, making sure everyone is being productive. The dog slunk about to see if anyone would give him scraps from the table.
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References in classic literature ?
'He was slinking about in his boat,' says Tom, 'which slinking were, not to speak ill of the dead, the manner of the man, when he come right athwart the steamer's bows and she cut him in two.' Mr Tootle is so far figurative, touching the dismemberment, as that he means the boat, and not the man.
After slinking about in a long dress, the 24-year-old Russian star slipped into something a little cooler - showing off the sexy curves that make her fiancA Enrique Iglesias such a happy man.