from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place in which one lurks or lies concealed; a secret place; a hiding-place; a den.


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  • Now that he had sprung the trap, concealment of his lurking-place was no longer necessary.


  • Binu Charley took the lead as they pushed on, and trap after trap yielded its secret lurking-place to his keen scrutiny.

    Chapter 24

  • The rocks were spooky in the moon shadows, and looked a likely lurking-place for snakes or poisonous lizards, so I turned away sharp, and to my relief found myself on a well-defined wagon road leading dead north.


  • A splendid lurking-place, in fact, provided it was never found; Gallantin had found it, and so it had become a death-trap.


  • She made herself acquainted among the soldiers, till she became so familiar to them that her motions escaped their notice; and her practice was to stroll away into the neighbourhood of the cave, and leave what slender supply of food she carried for that purpose under some remarkable stone, or the root of some tree, where her father might find it as he crept by night from his lurking-place.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Agelastes, and clambered over the rampart of the city, found no difficulty in hiding himself in the lists which were in the act of being raised, having found a lurking-place in some dark corner under the seats of the spectators.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • This desperate design would probably have succeeded, but for the ruffians being discovered in their lurking-place by Sir George

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • He was dragged from his lurking-place, with a violence which seemed to argue an intention to put him to death on the spot.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Now, it is every night the lurking-place of a ghost: a shadow: — a silent something, horrible to see, but whether bird, or beast, or muffled human shape, he cannot tell.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Waverley had the curiosity to clamber up and look in upon him in his den, as the lurking-place might well be termed.



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