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  • n. One who roves about for prey; one who prowls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that prowls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who prowls or roves, as for prey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions


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  • Generalising this point we can say that the same event can be referred to under quite disparate descriptions: the event of alerting the prowler is the same event as my flipping the light switch which is the same event as my moving of my body (or a part of my body) in a certain way.

    Donald Davidson

  • You think the prowler is a figment of my imagination.

    The Flower Man

  • Two other unicorns lay on the ground, dead, and behind the prowler was the dark shape of its mate lying lifelessly in the grass.

    Space Prison

  • One dim gas-jet burned there, but even in its nebulous light he perceived at once that the prowler was the bank's president.

    Roads of Destiny

  • The lighted end of a cigar glowed through the darkness a moment later, and then Don saw that the prowler was his cousin Clarence.

    The Boy Trapper

  • So we're asking not only women but the community, at large, call, such as prowler calls, or peeping Toms or suspicious circumstances.

    CNN Transcript Aug 27, 2004

  • The prowler was the only unfamiliar thing, harmless and weaponless now that his scissors lay abandoned on the floor between the sisters’ beds.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • If you were too lazy to follow the link of Trey’s first item on his Leading Off post, the man who shot the burglar says his pet Mexican Red-headed parrot, Salvador, is the reason he knew a prowler was about.

    Dallas Blog, Daily News, Dallas Politics, Opinion, and Commentary FrontBurner Blog D Magazine » Blog Archive » Leading Off

  • A relentless "prowler", Harrison was a no compromises, play to the whistle safety.

    Pats Pulpit

  • And we don’t know if the prowler is the same person who left the notes and who gave Katie the flowers.

    The Flower Man

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