lurker


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lurker

A person who regularly visits a chat room, forum, or blog but never contributes comments.
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Noun1.lurker - someone waiting in concealment
waiter - a person who waits or awaits
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It troubled me that there should have been a lurker on the stairs, on that night of all nights in the year, and I asked the watchman, on the chance of eliciting some hopeful explanation as I handed him a dram at the door, whether he had admitted at his gate any gentleman who had perceptibly been dining out?
At the earliest streak of day one of the leaders would mount his horse, and gallop off full speed for about half a mile; then look round for Indian trails, to ascertain whether there had been any lurkers round the camp; returning slowly, he would reconnoitre every ravine and thicket where there might be an ambush.
In this way a small gang of lurkers will hurry off the cavalry of a large war party, for when once a drove of horses are seized with panic, they become frantic, and nothing short of broken necks can stop them.
As the wood-rats had taught him discretion, so did these two-legged lurkers in the jungle twilight.
President & CEO Nancy Lurker has also voluntarily agreed to reduce her base salary by more than 45% until a future date yet to be determined.
for the presence of adware lurker Superfish, which the Chinese hardware vendor
Instead of joining in on her fiends' political arguments on Facebook, Bev was merely a lurker.
This major new agreement reflects the expanding capabilities of PDI and our commitment to grow our company through new service offerings like those delivered through Interpace BioPharma," said Nancy Lurker, PDI's Chief Executive Officer.
To be compared with the definition provided by Wikipedia : "In Internet culture, a lurker is a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, chatroom, file sharing or other interactive system, but rarely or never participates actively.
But Splinter Cell: Conviction proves to be a masterful progression for the series, restructuring the stealth aspects to turn Fisher from a silent shadow lurker into a ruthless hunter.
There's a dangerous lurker in Sabine Lisicki, seeded to meet her in the fourth round, but she will be very happy with her draw.
Going into the field to sample lurker diversity leads to insane--his word--amounts of sample processing in makeshift labs (including, on occasion, bathrooms).