ant ant  /ˈænt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers

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Usage(s):

  1. Holding his champagne glass high, the baritone sang a warm and impassioned aria to the health of his mistress-ant.
  2. Out of the great ant hill which is Manhattan, three sets of ant tunnels furrow under the Hudson River and emerge in the free air of New Jersey.
  3. Ants don't tolerate philandering promiscuous ants are attacked and killed.

News

  1. Tawny Crazy Ants Invade Southern States

    Tawny crazy ants are invading ecosystems and homes in states including Texas and Florida, wiping out other ant species and overwhelming homeowners. Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks to Texas A&M research scientist Robert Puckett, who says the ants are "ecological steamrollers" that reproduce so fast they are nearly impossible to get rid of.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. New pirate ant uses sickle-shaped mandibles to decimate rivals

    A new species of ant has recently been discovered in the Hortarium of the Los Baños University in the Philippines. Scientists named it the pirate ant (Cardiocondyla pirata) due to the female’s unique pigmentation pattern: a distinctive stripe across the eyes that resembles a pirates’ eye-patch. The pirate ant belongs to a genus Cardiocondyla that are distributed worldwide, but mainly found in ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  3. Four short links: 21 June 2013

    Ant-Sized Computers (MIT TR) — The KL02 chip, made by Freescale, is shorter on each side than most ants are long and crams in memory, RAM, a processor, and more. Some Thoughts on Digital Manufacturing (Nick Pinkston) — Whenever I …
    on June 21, 2013     Source: O'Reilly Media

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Quotes

  1. "If the Republican leader is that out of touch with the struggles facing the American people, he should come here to Racine and ask people if they think the financial crisis was an ant . . . These Americans don't believe the financial crisis was an...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Police commando Gulshan Iqbal told The Associated Press he was sitting at a nearby barrack when a "Suzuki car hit the ant-terror squad barrack and exploded with a big bang."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Allama Iqbal Source: WELT ONLINE

  3. "Let's be brutally honest, warts and all. This is more than legend. It's fact," said Mayor Oscar Goodman, a former defense attorney whose clients once included mobsters Meyer Lansky and Anthony "Tony the Ant" Spilotro. "This is...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Oscar Goodman Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

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