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Sep 16, 2005
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Collective nouns

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skulk

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skulk

(skulk) Pronunciation RealAudio

verb intr.: 1. To hide, evade, or move stealthily.
noun: 1. Someone who lies in hiding, evades, or lurks. 2. A pack of foxes.

From Middle English skulken, of Scandinavian origin.

"Heaven's Acre Wildlife Center has a gaggle of geese, a skulk of foxes, an over-abundance of raccoons and a singular problem - it violates city zoning."
Gary Gerhardt; Wildlife Rehab Center Runs Into the Teeth of Arvada's Zoning Rules; Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado); Aug 6, 1998.

See more usage examples of skulk in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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