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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.
You think the prowler is a figment of my imagination.
Two other unicorns lay on the ground, dead, and behind the prowler was the dark shape of its mate lying lifelessly in the grass.
One dim gas-jet burned there, but even in its nebulous light he perceived at once that the prowler was the bank's president.
The lighted end of a cigar glowed through the darkness a moment later, and then Don saw that the prowler was his cousin Clarence.
So we're asking not only women but the community, at large, call, such as prowler calls, or peeping Toms or suspicious circumstances.
The prowler was the only unfamiliar thing, harmless and weaponless now that his scissors lay abandoned on the floor between the sisters’ beds.
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.
A relentless "prowler", Harrison was a no compromises, play to the whistle safety.
And we don’t know if the prowler is the same person who left the notes and who gave Katie the flowers.