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A mound of soil, sand, or dirt formed by ants or termites in digging or building a nest.



a mound of earth formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.
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Noun1.anthill - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nestanthill - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound - a small natural hill


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WE walked along the mountain top and the ground was peppered with thick clumps of coarse, wild grass and domed anthills with wimberry and heather in between.
Before initiating the experiment, the anthills were located between March 2012 and March 2013 by locating the transportation of vegetable materials in tracks on the soil and confirming the identity of the species.
areas marked 1 and 2 (pictures attached available to view after acceptance of expression of interest) to be cut by hand in order to preserve the anthills.
Oh, no, you realize, you're being punished by the nuno sa punso, supernatural creatures inhabiting anthills or termite mounds.
Every morning, her chores include sweeping away anthills, and feeding baby monkeys.
Depending on the species, such anthills can range in size from a tiny pile of sand grains that is less than an inch across to a huge mound several feet high and many cubic yards in volume.
His final novel Anthills of the Savannah, deals with the growing political pandemic of dictatorships in Africa.
Like the character, Ikem Osodi, in his novel, Anthills of the Savannah, Achebe insists that the role of the writer in Africa is "to widen the scope of that self-examination [.
However, he clarified that anthills may not be rich sources of gold dust, but could yield few telltale signs.
One parent told us that he appreciated the assignments because "they remind [him] of the kinds of things that [he] used to do as a kid, but that kids these days don't seem to do anymore"--exploring anthills, rummaging around in the woods, and interacting with nature.
Simultaneously, the environment itself, in the story of the functioning of anthills in one small south Alabama tract of land, behaved in predictable systemic patterns to enhance survival.
Chinua Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah contains reflection on how the above referred to aspects of masculinity promote corruption, selfishness, and greed which in turn foster bad governance and the denial of rights, as well as military coups and thus Achebe's novel negates the concept nation.