red ant

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red′ ant′

any of various reddish ants, as a Pharaoh ant.
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It was evident that their battle-cry was "Conquer or die." In the meanwhile there came along a single red ant on the hillside of this valley, evidently full of excitement, who either had despatched his foe, or had not yet taken part in the battle; probably the latter, for he had lost none of his limbs; whose mother had charged him to return with his shield or upon it.
Holding a microscope to the first-mentioned red ant, I saw that, though he was assiduously gnawing at the near fore leg of his enemy, having severed his remaining feeler, his own breast was all torn away, exposing what vitals he had there to the jaws of the black warrior, whose breastplate was apparently too thick for him to pierce; and the dark carbuncles of the sufferer's eyes shone with ferocity such as war only could excite.
There happened nothing remarkable to us till the last night of our journey, when taking up our lodging at a place belonging to the Empress, a declared enemy to all Catholics, and in particular to the missionaries, we met with a kind reception in appearance, and were lodged in a large stone house covered with wood and straw, which had stood uninhabited so long, that great numbers of red ants had taken possession of it; these, as soon as we were laid down, attacked us on all sides, and tormented us so incessantly that we were obliged to call up our domestics.
"Oh, some fat red ants, and some sand-bugs, and once in a while a tiny crab.
"He thinks he's got red ants on him," laughed one of them, as Dorian passed by.
"The widow will never come out again." And the red ants that live between the grass stems heard him, and began to troop down one after another to see if he had spoken the truth.
Chapda chutney is chutney made of red ant, which is deemed as not only healthy but also keeps diseases at bay.
Most red ant outbreaks occur immediately after rainfall and need to be avoided by humans and pets.
I was losing half a pound a day, mostly in sweat, and was covered by a rash of infected red ant bites, the bites care of a young monk who hadn't wanted us in his monastery at all, let alone for an overnight.
Bond (Ruskin, that is), to a poignant month spent in the foothills of the battered Kedar Valley, taking a swig of salphi with the Chhattisgarh tribals or learning how to make the crunchy red ant chutney at their village.
Being bitten by a tiny insect such as a red ant or a bed bug is usually harmless and just an irritant to many people.
fascination in red ant hills, red sandstone canyons, red chi sustained