lurking


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lurk

 (lûrk)
intr.v. lurked, lurk·ing, lurks
1. To wait out of view: thieves lurking in the shadows.
2. To move furtively; sneak: heard him lurking along the corridor.
3. To exist unobserved or unsuspected: danger lurking around every bend.
4. To read but not contribute to the discussion in a newsgroup, chatroom, or other online forum.

[Middle English lurken, possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

lurk′ing·ly adv.

lurking

(ˈlɜːkɪŋ)
adj
1. lingering and persistent, though unsuspected or unacknowledged: a lurking suspicion.
2. dimly perceived: a lurking shape half concealed in the shadows.
Translations

lurking

[ˈlɜːkɪŋ] ADJ [fear, doubt] → vago, indefinible

lurking

adjheimlich; doubt alsonagend; dangerlauernd

lurking

[ˈlɜːkɪŋ] adj (fear, suspicion) → vago/a
References in classic literature ?
So that when I shall hereafter detail to you all the specialities and concentrations of potency everywhere lurking in this expansive monster; when I shall show you some of his more inconsiderable braining feats; I trust you will have renounced all ignorant incredulity, and be ready to abide by this; that though the Sperm Whale stove a passage through the Isthmus of Darien, and mixed the Atlantic with the Pacific, you would not elevate one hair of your eye-brow.
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.
He expected praise for what he had done, but when Skipper merely told him to let go, he obeyed with the realization that this lurking, fear-struck creature was somehow different, and must be treated differently, from other lurking creatures.
The Wind River Mountains are notorious in hunters' and trappers' stories: their rugged defiles, and the rough tracts about their neighborhood, having been lurking places for the predatory hordes of the mountains, and scenes of rough encounter with Crows and Blackfeet.
The scouts of the party were instantly on the look-out for the owners of this animal; lest some dangerous band of savages might be lurking in the vicinity.
He felt the lurking of danger, unseen and unguessed.
Reassured, he whimpered softly; then he suppressed the whimper for fear that it might attract the attention of the lurking dangers.
Having made sure that no persons were lurking about anywhere in our grounds, we turned back.
But, remembering what Penelope had told me about the jugglers, and the pouring of the little pool of ink into the palm of the boy's hand, I instantly suspected that I had disturbed the three Indians, lurking about the house, and bent, in their heathenish way, on discovering the whereabouts of the Diamond that night.
So here was the monstrous secret, ejected from its lurking place into public view, in all its horrible deformity.
It was said, too, that an answering hiss came from the vitals of the shipmaster, as if a snake were actually lurking there and had been aroused by the call of its brother reptile.
Laura Lyons of Coombe Tracey had written to Sir Charles Baskerville and made an appointment with him at the very place and hour that he met his death, the other that the lurking man upon the moor was to be found among the stone huts upon the hillside.