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1) Ants. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
.... which provideth her meat in the summer" (Proverbs vi. 6-8; and xxx. 25). The notion that ants in general gather food in harvest for a winter s store is quite an...

2) ant. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...order Hymenoptera, to which the bee and the wasp also belong. Like most members of the order, ants have a "wasp waist," that is, the front part of the abdomen forms...

3) Chapter II. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. The Voyage of the Beagle. The Harvard Classics
...Insects—Elater, springing powers of—Blue Haze—Noise made by a Butterfly—Entomology—Ants—Wasp killing a Spider—Parasitical Spider—Artifices of an Epeira—Gregarious...

4) VIII. Instinct. Special Instincts. Darwin, Charles Robert. 1909-14. Origin of Species. The Harvard Classics
...the cuckoo to lay her eggs in other birds nests; the slave-making instinct of certain ants; and the cell-making power of the hive-bee. These two latter instincts...

5) 53983. Sherdeman, Ted. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:53983 QUOTATION:Ants are the only creatures on earth, other than man, who make war. They campaign, they are chronic aggressors, and they make slave laborers...

6) 7849. Borland, Hal. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:7849 QUOTATION:Some people are like ants. Give them a warm day and a piece of ground and they start digging. There the similarity ends. Ants keep on digging....

7) anteater. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...anteater, name applied to various animals that feed on ants, termites, and other insects, but more properly restricted to a completely toothless group of the order...

8) sting. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sting, in zoology, organ found in bees, many wasps, some ants, and in scorpions and sting rays, used defensively as well as to kill or paralyze prey. In the bee and...

9) 23466. Frost, Robert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:23466 QUOTATION:Ants are a curious race; ATTRIBUTION:Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Departmental (l. 13). The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery...

10) 58083. Thomas, Lewis. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:58083 QUOTATION:Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical...

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