from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which (as an ant) makes slaves. See slave-making.
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- n. an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
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But unlike parasitic slave-maker ants, which raid and virtually destroy the colonies of unsuspecting hosts, L. minutissimus appears to move in and live amiably with its host.
To this might easily be added man-hunter and slave-maker, a worthy attribute of Nimrod.
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