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anthill

[′ant‚hil]
(invertebrate zoology)
A mound of earth deposited around the entrance to ant and termite nests in the ground.
(mining engineering)
The cuttings around the hole collar in blasthole drilling.
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In the political novel Anthills of the Savannah, which is to be considered in this paper, Chinua Achebe has deftly refracted the rise of new Nigerian women, who are generation changers.
Chimps in some communities, for example, plunge long sticks into anthills and then eat the clumps of ants that cling to the sticks.
It developed that Anthill Ponds was principally a fertilizer dump, and the stationmaster arranged for us to sleep on a pile of empty super phosphate bags in a tin shed before catching the last train out to his own place of drunken slumber.
I live with a large ant colony, in an anthill or a rotting tree.
One ex ample is the 'anting' of the Eurasian jay and other species: The bird stretches out on a sunlit anthill with widespread wings, lets the furious ants overrun it, and even redistributes them evenly in its plumage with its beak.
To engage the Marines, Kuribayashi eschews traditional defenses in favor of an elaborate, imaginative use of caves and tunnels that transforms Mount Suribachi into a human anthill.
The Ant Bully: An IMAX 3D Experience is a witty and heart-warming animated family adventure about a 10-year-old boy who, tormented by a neighbourhood bully, takes his frustrations out on an innocent anthill in his garden until the day the ants fight back
Mini-Lucas is dragged into the anthill and sentenced to work in the colony and learn some important lessons before he earns his freedom.
The line-up was based on that of Phantom 5, with Dave Varnish on lead guitar, Andy Hayward on guitar and vocals, Bob Bostrum on bass and vocals, Ray Barrett (Sam Spade) vocals and harmonica, while Geoff Anthill would replace Malc Thompson on drums.
To get to the point, when I read your editorial about Smoke Sticks, I knew you were hiking up an anthill barefoot.
It is as much unlike a human being as a coral reef is unlike a coral polyp or an anthill unlike an ant.
Keep the lid with you and place the jar on its side on the ground near a busy anthill.