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formicary, formicarium

the dwelling of a colony of ants, as an anthill or nest.
See also: Ants
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Johannes Nider's witchcraft treatise, Formicarium seu dialogus ad vitam christianam exemplo formicae incitativus, first appeared in 1437 with a second edition published at Strasbourg in 1517, and while Nider is credulous in many respects he favors the view that Diana and the night ride are delusional.