antlike

antlike

(ˈæntˌlaɪk)
adj
1. of or like an ant or ants
2. characterized by scurrying activity or teeming restlessness
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In spite of their cunning philosophy and of their antlike proclivities for cooperation, Nature rejected them for the exceptional man.
His lab is famous for building such machines: tiny "microTugs" that can team up, antlike, to pull a car, and a gecko-inspired "Stickybot" that climbs walls.
Creatures the size of a car seem antlike in the mornings haze as animals begin to stir in the Noah's ark of Africa.
Gavin holds no respect for those who rise by applying "ruthless antlike industry" (231).
IF you want to feel tiny, antlike and insignificant - or, on the other hand, awe-struck by the power and majesty of nature - you can always sign up for a dicey expedition that will take you into survival gear and out of your comfort zone.
Stultifying and emasculating, the market makes us antlike in our behavior, dependent on others and ignorant of what keeps us alive.
All of these genera possess shallowly constricted hemelytra having bands or compact fields of scalelike setae, a laterally concave and posteriorly flared pronotum, and a posteriorly truncate head, which creates a remarkable antlike appearance.
In place of the great concepts which stand at the beginning of scientific development, in which intuition held mastery over reason, we find the mechanical, antlike industry characteristic of modern laboratories (pp.
Not only is the structure of the mirids extremely antlike, but the coloration also seems to correspond to the analogous ant species with which they are associated.
has constricted his aesthetic perceptions to antlike narrowness.
Both postures elevate the person making such judgments to a godlike place above the antlike creatures whose daily sufferings and misfortunes have meaning only according to the author's personal whims.