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(ӕnt) noun
a type of small insect, related to bees, wasps etc, thought of as hard-working.
ˈant-eater noun
any of several toothless animals with long snouts, that feed on ants.
ˈant-hill noun
a mound of earth built as a nest by ants.
References in classic literature ?
Once some bandy-legged, lurching creature, an ant-eater or a bear, scuttled clumsily amid the shadows.
Cetacea (whales) and Edentata (armadilloes, scaly ant-eaters, &c.
They include the ant-eater butler played by Noel's brother Michael - and a menagerie of oddballs played by Noel himself.