an eruption of the skin.
- Ant hill
a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest. Historical Examples Without saying more, I merely begged him to mount upon the ant hill and look toward M’rooli. In the Heart of Africa Samuel White Baker Lads of Zuñi took my egg and hatched it […]
a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest. Historical Examples Tired out, half-starved and as disconsolate as the donkey in the stable, I sat myself on an anthill. My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War Ben Viljoen. This large city lay in the landscape like […]
- Ant lion
any of several insects belonging to the family Myrmeleontidae, of the order Neuroptera, the larvae of which dig a pit in sand where they lie in wait to prey upon ants or other insects that lose their footing. Historical Examples It is easy to find these pit-falls of the ant lion in sand banks in […]
Rhetoric. the identification of a person by an epithet or appellative that is not the person’s name, as his lordship. the use of the name of a person who was distinguished by a particular characteristic, as Don Juan or Annie Oakley, to designate a person or group of persons having the same characteristic. Historical Examples […]