What is ant?

  • (noun): Social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers.
    Synonyms: emmet, pismire



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António Simões De Abreu
... António Simões de Abreu, known simply by António Abreu (born 1947) is a Portuguese engineer and politician ...
American Negro Theater
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Ant - Relationship With Humans - In Culture
... Anthropomorphised ants have often been used in fables and children's stories to represent industriousness and cooperative effort ... In the Book of Proverbs in the Bible, ants are held up as a good example for humans for their hard work and cooperation ... Aesop did the same in his fable The Ant and the Grasshopper ...
Euderces Velutinus - Description
... hairs on top, patterned in a ways such that it resembles an ant ... The hind legs are shaped ant-like ... The beetle's head and prothorax together mimic the ant's head, with a pair of black spots simulating the eyes ...

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    I am not afraid of the priests in the long-run. Scientific method is the white ant which will slowly but surely destroy their fortifications. And the importance of scientific method in modern practical life—always growing and increasing—is the guarantee for the gradual emancipation of the ignorant upper and lower classes, the former of whom especially are the strength of the priests.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    As a thinker and planner, the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts, she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
    Bible: Hebrew Proverbs, 6:6.

    The words were rendered by Samuel Johnson in the opening lines of The Ant: “Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes, Observe her labours, sluggard, and be wise.”