How to use Ant in a sentence

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  • The ant was carrying a grain of wheat as large as itself.

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  • Just as he spoke, the ant lost its footing and fell to the ground.

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  • Perhaps, however, the name may only signify a large terrestrial biting apterous insect, surpassing the ant in size and predatory habits.

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  • Others again play the part of thieves in the ant society; C. Janet observed a small bristle-tail (Lepismima) to lurk beneath the heads of two Lasius workers, while one passed food to the other, in order to steal the drop of nourishment and to make off with it.

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  • Each foraging ant brings back about one and a half times its own weight in food each day.

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  • A sex crazed flying ant with a clown's face!

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  • For a general account of the structure, development and relationships of insects, see Arthropoda and Hexapoda, while details of the form, habits and classification of insects will be found in articles on the various orders or groups of orders (Aptera, Coleoptera, Dipteria,Hemiptera,Hymenoptera,Lepidoptera,Neuroptera, Orthoptera, Thysanoptera), and in special articles on the more familiar divisions (ANT, BEE, Dragon-Fly, Earwig, &c.).

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  • The -fact that the name of the ant has come down in English from a thousand years ago shows that this class of insects impressed the old inhabitants of England as they impressed the Hebrews and Greeks.

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  • Worker caste polymorphism has a genetic basis in a leaf-cutting ant.

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  • On hot days the spider appears to become more active in the early evening, possibly a response to slower ant activity.

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  • In Roger's absence, Dave took over control of erecting the area banner and flag whilst Ant supervised putting up the gazebo.

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  • Born Free cares about the welfare of every individual animal from the tiniest ant to the gigantic blue whale.

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  • In that context ' ant ' is a free morpheme.

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  • Details of this fascinating subject are given in the special articles ANT, BEE and Wasp.

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  • The structural modifications required to convert a spider into the image of an ant are of a more complicated character than those that serve the same purpose in an insect.

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  • In South Africa too the males of a species of Eresidae (Seothyra) resemble and are found in company with a large ant (Camponotus fulvopilosus), which is common on the veld.

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  • That the ants do not destroy them is certain; but that they are deceived by the superficial similarity of the spiders to themselves is highly improbable, for these insects are capable of distinguishing a strange ant belonging to the same species if it comes from another colony.

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  • Besides an edition of the book of Job, .containing the original text, the Vulgate, and a new translation, he published a Latin version of the Moreh Nevochim of Maimonides (Director dubitantium ant per plexorum, 1520), and also edited in Latin the Aureus libellus of Aeneas Platonicus, and the Timaeus of Chalcidius.

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  • The greatest artists in metal laboured on it in succession, among them Orcagna, Ghiberti, Verrocchio, Ant.

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  • Among the many varieties of trees and plants found are the date palm, mimosa, wild olive, giant sycamores, junipers and laurels, the myrrh and other gum trees (gnarled and stunted, these flourish most on the eastern foothills), a magnificent pine (the Natal yellow pine, which resists the attacks of the white ant), the fig, orange, lime, pomegranate, peach, apricot, banana and other fruit trees; the grape vine (rare), blackberry and raspberry; the cotton and indigo plants, and occasionally the sugar cane.

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  • Why did various royal houses claim descent from the ant, the swan, the she-bear, the serpent, the horse and so forth ?

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  • I don't want to swing off-topic onto red ant to swing off-topic onto red Ant.

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  • At no stage during the conference did CG put up ant sort of fight for its once cherished aim of an independent socialist republic.

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  • It focuses on applying ant colony behavior to search the robot's configuration space.

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  • The pictures don't show ant furry dice, I they still with the car?

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  • The third Ant was an Ant class gunboat, launched 1873 and scrapped 1926.

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  • Army ant swarms are found frequently, sometimes attended by Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, and there are many manakin leks right beside the road.

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  • Snake or deer pistol (penis) is meant to enhance male libido and ant aids female fertility.

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  • The trails produced many lifers, especially when we watched an ant swarm for more than one hour.

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  • Wood ant nests are a common sight in some parts of the Caledonian Forest.

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  • Do you for one welcome our new ant overlords?

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  • If an ant is squashed clean the spot well as the corpse will release pheromones which will attract others.

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  • In an act of justice, the wizard ant Zoc magically shrinks Lucas to the size of an ant.

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  • I would haue staid till I had made you merry, If worthier friends had not preuented me Ant.

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  • First stop is for an army ant swarm, not far from the drive entrance.

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  • As for Ant & Dec, they lost over a million viewers as they were roundly trounced by the return of the Timelord.

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  • Spra or spreu (a monkey), now altered into deu at Lhasa, teu in Lahul, Spiti and Tsang, is still more recognizable in the Gyarung shepri and in the following degenerated forms - shreu in Ladak, streu-go in Khams and in cognate languages, soba in Limbu, saheu in Lepcha, simai in Tablung Naga, sibeh in Abor Miri, shibe in Sibsagar Miri, sarrha in Kol, sara in Kuri, &c. Grog-ma (ant), now altered into the spoken t'oma, is still kyoma in Bhutan, and, without the suffix, korok in Gyarung, k'oro- in Sokpa, k'orok, k'alek in Kiranti, &c. Grang-po- (cold), spoken t' ammo, is still grang-mo in Takpa, k'yam in Burmese, &c. A respectful word for " head " is ii, written dbu, which finds its cognates in Murmi thobo, Sibsagar Miri tub, &c. Bya (bird), spoken cha, is still pye in Gyarung.

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  • The legs become slender and those of the first or of the second pairs are held up and carried in front of the head to simulate the antennae of the ant.

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  • Moreover, the above-suggested explanation does not coincide with the explanation of the likeness to ants shown by certain insects such as Myrecophana fallax, the ant and leaf-like Membracid Homopteron and the larvae of the lobster-moth (Stauropos fagi), which are plant-eaters.

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  • Furthermore, he must abstain all his life from sexual intercourse; he may not take even a blade of grass without permission of the owner; he must not kill even a worm or ant; he must not boast of his perfection.

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  • He looked more closely and saw that it was an ant.

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  • As Tamerlane looked, he saw that there was a hole in the tree only a little way above, and that this was the home of the ant.

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  • The young, the old and the infirm are all liable to be sacrificed to sate the murderous desires of the Ant.

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  • The ultimate development of this is found in the social systems in bee, ant, wasp and termite colonies.

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  • Well, keepe me company but two yeares mo, Thou shalt not know the sound of thine owne tongue Ant.

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  • He is known for his work on the transgression of boundaries, characteristically seen in his World Flag Ant Farm.

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  • This might seem like common sense, but even something as innocent as ant poison can create issues with a curious kitten.

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  • One eyeliner recipe called for crushed ant eggs.

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  • Click on the ant to hear the name and the spelling.

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  • In 1869, working began, but five years later, the wordsmiths had only reached "ant."

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  • Delving into a world only seen on Fear Factor, one might also happen upon crickets, silkworm, and red ant larvae.

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  • For example, the letter "A" could feature an apple sticker, a drawing of an ant, the word "awesome", and your daughter's cousin Abby.

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  • She can be heard in The Ant Bully and is the voice of the spider in Charlotte's Web, now playing in theaters.

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  • Eventually the look became something of a norm even in popular culture; singer Adam Ant embraced them wholeheartedly and wore them much like a personal uniform of sorts.

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  • When you think about retirement and estate planning, consider the fable of the grasshopper and the ant.

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  • The ant, methodical and dutiful, planned and worked to have enough food for the winter.

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  • Does all this planning and saving mean you'll only be the ant and never the grasshopper in your later years?

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  • The familiar symptoms of bee, wasp, and ant stings include pain, redness, swelling, and itchiness in the area of the sting.

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  • The fire ant sting usually produces immediate pain followed by a red, swollen area that disappears within 45 minutes.

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  • The allergist may also be able to give allergy shots to children with wasp, yellow jacket, hornet, honey bee, or fire ant allergies.

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  • These shots provide 90 percent protection against the first four insect reactions, but less protection against fire ant reactions.

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  • The normal reaction to fire ant stings is different.

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  • Finally, the student is given a word, such as "ant".

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  • In this game, each child manages a pretend ant colony, trying to make his or her colony survive over all of the others.

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  • Ant & Seek - This is a relatively basic game in which the player is supposed to click on specific characters, and avoid others.

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  • The soundtrack to Marie Antoinette is as good as you would expect, with songs from New Order, The Cure, Radio Department, Bow Wow Wow, The Strokes, Adam Ant, and more.

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  • Celebrity Fit Club was hosted by comedian Ant, who appeared on two seasons of the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing, up until season seven.

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  • Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - also known as British comedy duo Ant and Dec - took over from O'Grady as hosts of the show.

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  • Pop Idol was hosted by the comedy team Ant and Dec, and quickly became a massive hit in the United Kingdom.

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  • Britain's Got Talent is also hosted by Ant and Dec.

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  • The Spaniards skilfully avoided a battle, and in Alva November the invaders were compelled to withdraw triumph- p ant.

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  • After so many years the commentators had lost the key to this unusual term, and only knew that in common Greek "myrmex" meant an ant.

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  • Fielde show that an ant follows her own old track by a scent exercised by the tenth segment of the feeler, recognizes other inmates of her nest by a sense of smell resident in the eleventh segment, is guided to the eggs, maggots and pupae, which she has to tend, by sensation through the eighth and ninth segments, and appreciates the general smell of the nest itself by means of organs in the twelfth segment.

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  • Insects abound in great numbers, the most troublesome and destructive being the tick (Ixodes natalensis), which infests the pasturage, and the white ant (Termes mordax).

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  • The name is derived from the Fanti word Nkran (an ant), by which designation the tribe inhabiting the surrounding district was formerly known.

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  • This is undoubtedly the finest jewelled porcelain in Japan; the best examples leave nothing to be desired The factorys period of excellence began about the year I 680, ant culminated at the close of the 18th century.

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  • It lies in a pastoral district near the river Ant, a tributary of the Bure.

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  • The river Ant provides a route southward to the Norfolk Broads.

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  • He carefully studied also the history of the ant and was the first to show that what had been commonly reputed to be "ants' eggs" are really their pupae, containing the perfect insect nearly ready for emersion, whilst the true eggs are far smaller, and give origin to "maggots" or larvae.

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  • Consequently he was called Nardulus, a diminutive form of Einhardus, and his great industry and activity caused him to be likened to an ant.

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  • Of animals still found may be mentioned baboons and monkeys, the leopard, red lynx (Felis caracal), spotted hyena, aard wolf, wild cat, long-eared fox, jackals of various kinds, the dassie or rock rabbit, the scaly anteater, the ant bear (aardvaark), the mongoose and the spring haas, a rodent of the jerboa family.

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  • Philo, De posteriori Caini, § 3, explains the name as meaning iroru ryos,"watering" or "irrigation," connecting it with the Hebrew root Sh Th Josephus, Ant.

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  • An interesting species of the last is the leaf-cutting ant (Eciton) which lives in large underground colonies and feeds upon a fungus produced by leaf-cuttings stored in subterranean passages to promote fermentation.

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  • The Tibetan characters were drawn by Della Penna and engraved by Ant.

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  • Foucaux published in 1847 a translation from the Rgya tcher rol-pa, the Tibetan version of the Lalita Vistara, and in 1858 a Grammaire thibe'taine; while Ant.

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  • From 970 to 772 B.C. the bare outline of events is supplied by extracts from two Hellenistic historians, Menander of Ephesus and Dius (largely dependent upon Menander), which have been preserved by Josephus, Ant.

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  • The head is large, the neck slender, the antennae short and the legs longish, and the appearance of the long stalk-like waist of the ant is produced by a patch of whitish hair on each side of the forepart of the abdomen which has the effect of cutting away the parts of the segments so covered, leaving a narrow dark-coloured median area to represent the waist.

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  • This shield if shaped in such a manner as to resemble closely the body of an ant, the median portion of the shield being deeply constricted in imitation of the waist and the terminal portion sub-globular like the abdomen of the ant.

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  • Still more curious is the mimicry of another of these insects from Venezuela which is found in company with a leaf-cutting ant (Oecodoma cephalotes) of that country.

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  • The legs and lower part of the body are dark coloured, but the dorsal surface of the thorax and abdomen is coloured green and is raised so as to form a crest with jagged edges exactly reproducing the irregular margin of a fragment of leaf cut out by the mandibles of the ant.

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  • In the Hemipterous group of the Rhynchota ant-mimicry is illustrated by the larva of a British species of Reduviidae (Nabis lativentris) in which the forepart of the abdomen is furnished on each side with a patch of white hairs leaving a central narrow dark portion in imitation of the waist of the ant; and also by an East African species (Myrmoplasta mira) which in its general form exhibits a close resemblance to an ant (Polyrrhacis gagates) which occurs in the same neighbourhood.

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  • In this case also the posterior end of the larva represents the anterior end of the ant.

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  • Narrowing of the posterior portions of the spider's cephalothorax and sometimes of the anterior end of the abdomen reproduces the slender waist of the ant, and frequently transverse bands of hairs represent the segmentation of this region in the insect.

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  • To this category belong Myrmarachne plataleoides, one of the Salticidae, and Amyciaea forticeps, one of the Thomisidae, which in India imitate and live with the vicious little red ant (Oecophylla smaragdina); also Myrmarachne providens, which mimics the red and black Indian ant (Sima rufonigra); and the South American species of Clubionidae, e.g.

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  • Myrmecium nigrum, which is an accurate copy of the large black ant (Pachycondyla villosa).

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  • There are also two kinds of ants, the semut dpi (" fire ant") and the semut ldda (" pepper ant"), whose bites are peculiarly painful.

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  • Although we have no record of Median language we cannot regard it as differing to any great ant from the Persian.

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  • This page gives an overview of all articles in the 1911 Brittanica which are alphabetized under Ane to Ant.

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  • One of the most interesting features of ant-societies is the dimorphism or polymorphism that may often be seen among the workers, the same species being represented by two or more forms. Thus the British " wood ant " (Formica rufa) has a smaller and a larger race of workers (" minor " and " major " forms), while in Ponera we find a blind race of workers and another race provided with eyes, and in Atta, Eciton and other genera, four or five forms of workers are produced, the largest of which, with huge heads and elongate trenchant mandibles, are known as the " soldier " caste.

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  • The stream function, y of the liquid motion set up by the passage of a solid of revolution, moving with axial velocity U, is such that y Glib = - 15 42, iI ' + Uy 2 =cons t ant, (12) over the surface of the solid; and 4, must be replaced by41' =1l.-1-1-Uy2 in the general equations of steady motion above to obtain the steady relative motion of the liquid past the solid.

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  • In the ao-Bizen (blu Bizen), as well as in the red variety, figures of mythical beings ant animals, birds, fishes and other natural objects, were modelled witl a degree of plastic ability that can scarcely be spoken of in too higi terms. Representative specimens are truly admirableevery line, every contour faithful.

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  • The differentiation of the females leads to a complex social life, the nesting habits of ants and the various industries that they pursue being of surpassing interest (see ANT).

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  • A certain species of ant brings the gold to the surface of the earth and enjoys it.

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  • The show, hosted by comedian ANT, is never without drama or fanfare.

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  • An aging, poorly maintained deck is also an invitation to nature's most industrious little composters, the carpenter ant.

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  • In fact, breaking down the organic debris that is your quickly disintegrating wood deck is the carpenter ant's greatest passion.

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  • Each kind of ant is so addicted to its own particular fungal food that it refuses disdainfully, even when hungry, the produce of an alien nest.

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  • In- aristi-pileser, descend ant of Erba-Hadad Assur-dan I.

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  • The South African sub-region has a flora richer perhaps in number of species than any other; and these are often extremely local ant restricted in area.

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  • The seeds are harvested from various grasses, especially from Aristida oligantha, a species known as " ant rice," which often grows in quantity close to the site selected for the nest, but the statement that the ants deliberately sow this grass is an error, due, according to Wheeler, to the sprouting of germinating seeds.

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  • On patting their carrier or some passing ant, the mites are supplied with food, no service being rendered by them in return for the ants' care.

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  • Morgan sums up a discussion on Lubbock's experiments in which the ants failed to utilize particles of earth for bridge-making, with the suggestive remark that " What these valuable experiments seem to show is that the ant, probably the most intelligent of all insects, has no claim to be regarded as a rational being."

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  • In 1075 he caused the investiture of ecclesiastica dignitaries by secular potentates of any degree to be condemned These two reforms, striking at the most cherished privileges ant most deeply-rooted self-indulgences of the aristocratic caste ii Europe, inflamed the bitterest hostility.

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  • On the 29th of September Cardinal Ant onelli further apprised Baron Blanc that he was about to issue drafts for the monthly payment of the 50,000 crowns inscribed in the pontifical budget for the maintenance of the pope, the Sacred College, the apostolic palaces and the papal guards.

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  • And these bring forth the ant-lion, a compound of both, and in part like to either, for his fore part is that of a lion, and his hind part like that of an ant.

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  • The head of an ant carries a pair of elbowed feelers, each consisting of a minute basal and an elongate second segment, forming the stalk or "scape," while from eight to eleven short segments make up the terminal "flagellum."

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  • They have sequenced the cacao tree, the mosquito, coral, the Tasmanian devil, the bald eagle, the leafcutter ant, a germ that attacks wheat plants, and the extinct woolly mammoth.

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  • An ant is easily recognized both by the casual observer and by the student of insects.

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