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ant hill

1. a mound of soil, leaves, etc., near the entrance of an ants' nest, carried and deposited there by the ants while constructing the nest
2. a mound of earth, usually about 2 metres high, built up by termites in forming a nest
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It's an ant heap where everyone dumps on the unfortunates beneath them - and success is measured by dollars and feet above sea level.
A spokesman for the event said: "Hidden cameras allow viewers to see close-ups of this 'living' art exhibit - Self Portrait in an Ant Heap. Microphones let them hear activity inside the ant heap as well as the creator's heartbeat."
The copper ore, usually malachite, was smelted in primitive "ant heap" furnaces and cast into cross-shaped ingots, the so-called Katanga crosses, which were traded throughout the region.
The only other principal work not included in these translations is Il formicaio (The Ant Heap), written in 1959.
What sets Blake's Hell apart from other great illustrations of Dante--Botticelli's intricate ink drawings, Federico Zuccaro's ant heaps of the damned, Dore's chiaroscuro caverns, Tom Phillips' post-Pop 'visual commentary'--is not, however, his attentiveness to the text.