prowler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prowler someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prowler One that prowls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prowler One who prowls or roves, as for prey.
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Usage

In literature:

This prowler was a shadow in a world of shadows.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
They knew that some hungry night prowler would then take care of it for them.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Fifty yards ahead, crossing a stubbly stretch of open ground, the mysterious prowler hurried onward.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Hunters, prowlers, woodland lovers Vainly seek the leafy covers.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Probably he was one of those lone prowlers of the bush whose hand is against every man.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
What if the Professor, that old prowler, should come along and find him, peeping in through Bunker's open door?
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
The prowler was no renegade Shoshone, for his kinsmen would know about him, and yet Wunpost had a feeling it was an Indian.
"Wunpost" by Dane Coolidge
What if now he should be able to surprise the prowler?
"'Laramie;'" by Charles King
The man looked clean cut and respectable, and the daylight operation separated him from the nightly prowlers.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Camp was pitched well clear of the forest and a large fire kindled; and the savage night-prowlers drew forth from the woodland shadows.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In poetry:

Here fair chaste Agnes veils her face
From prowlers of the sensual den,
And pity, pardon, and embrace
Await repentant Magdalen.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
He still goes on his rounds at night
To keep off forest prowlers;
But, ah! he has no teeth to bite
The cunning-hearted howlers.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
Even the torrents, riotously wrathful,
Are to his footsteps fordable and pathful;
Even the prowlers, in the desert roaming,
Fly at his coming.
"Confidence (In Sapphics.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Hist! hist! I heard some prowler snarling in the wood;
I seized my knife and trusty gun, and face to face we stood!
The Grizzly Bear came rushing on,-- and, as he rush'd, he fell!
Hie at him, dogs! my rifle has done its duty well,--
"Adventure" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Prowler at Tom Cruise's Beverly Hills home turns out to be drunk neighbor.
A suspected prowler is on the loose in La CaƱada Flintridge, authorities say.
Anti-Business as Usual, The Prowler , June 20, 2011.
Prowler squadron CO fired on deployment.
Heartland's Prowler Trailer 'Moving Up' in Stats.
Heartland RV's Prowler travel trailer.
Prowler hit with Taser at Cruise's home was drunk neighbor.
Prowler at star's home turns out to be neighbor.
San Rafael police are looking for a knife-wielding prowler who suffered cuts and possible stab wounds in a fight with one of his victims, police said.
A suspected prowler was shot in the right leg at around 4:15 am this morning after he tried to smash his way into a home in the 900 block of West Pedregosa Street.
A smell that something is not quite right during the search for a prowler leads police to a major drug bust.
Tom Cruise prowler turns out to be an intoxicated neighbor.
Arctic Cat Inc, Thief River Falls, Minn. Is recalling about 2,120 Prowler XT off-highway utility vehicles sold nationwide from July 2005 through May 2006.
Several residents spot alleged prowler in South Daytona neighborhood.
Police spot alleged prowler on roof.
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