from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A leaf-carrying ant.


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  • Two parts of hydrogen and one of oxygen, under the proper stimulus, invariably result in water; two and two, considered calmly and without passion, combine into four; the workings of instinct, especially in social insects, is so mechanical that its results can almost be demonstrated in formula; and yet here was my Atta leaf-carrier burdened with a minim.

    Edge of the Jungle


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