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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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The Civil Defence workers, the gum-booted policemen, the firemen and gasmen, the Salvation Army tea-bearers, the worried clergymen, the young parson distraught in miner's helmet and rescue clothes, these were all, in this tight-knit ant heap society friends or relatives, or friends of friends, but all blood-kin for this sad purpose.
It's an ant heap where everyone dumps on the unfortunates beneath them - and success is measured by dollars and feet above sea level.
Microphones let them hear activity inside the ant heap as well as the creator's heartbeat.
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.