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PROWL, verb transitive [I know not the origin of this word, nor from what source it is derived. It may be derived from the root of stroll, troll, with a different prefix.] To rove over.

He prowls each place, still in new colors deck'd.

PROWL, verb intransitive To rove or wander, particularly for prey, as a wild

beast; as a prowling wolf.

1. To rove and plunder; to prey; to plunder.

PROWL, noun A roving for prey; colloquially, something to be seized and devoured.