Huggermugger

Among Bloom's peculiar thoughts about how women seem to take delight in laying out men's dead bodies—"Extraordinary the interest they take in a corpse"—is the notion that they like to skulk about "Huggermugger in corners." "Huggermugger" is an old word (the OED traces it to the early 16th century) meaning secrecy or concealment. It can be noun, adjective, adverb, or verb.

JH 2015

Hamlet dragging Polonius' body offstage, in a drawing by an unknown artist. Source: elsinore.ucsc.edu.