ant-eater


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ant

(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.), that these are likewise the most abnormal in their teeth.
South America is characterized by possessing many peculiar gnawers, a family of monkeys, the llama, peccari, tapir, opossums, and, especially, several genera of Edentata, the order which includes the sloths, ant-eaters, and armadilloes.
The animals were moved to their present site in 1928 when figures of a vulture, a beaver, a pelican, raccoons and an ant-eater were added, along with a bear which replaced the original polar bear.
It's like a snout, like an ant-eater, and it's not nice for her," she continued.
United ant-eater Zlatan Ibrahimovic (right) loves new Saints boss Claude Puel - in his short time at PSG he scored no fewer than 11 goals against Puel's Nice, feeding off them like they were termites.
The Scaly ant-eater (Manis crassicaudata) is an "Endangered" insectivore lacking vital ecological studies in the Asian region.
The same cast of characters are back for series two - including the ant-eater butler played by Noel's brother Michael - and a menagerie of oddballs played by Noel himself.
There are only two living species of monotremes, the duck-billed platypus and the echidna, a type of spiny ant-eater. While they have many features characteristic to other mammals, adult monotremes do not possess teeth.
The animals were moved to their present site in 1928 when figures of a vulture, a beaver a leopard, a pelican, raccoons and an ant-eater were added, along with a bear which replaced the original polar bear.
If that's the case, why no place for the vole, ant-eater or sloth?