What does the word skulk mean?

Usage examples for skulk

  1. The natives never venture out without arms, when a vessel is in sight, and skulk through their own fields, as if watched by a panther. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child
  2. Are you grieving for the skulk who has shot my Firm? – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore