- a mound of earth, leaves, etc., formed by a colony of ants in digging or constructing their underground nest.
Origin of anthill
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Examples from the Web for anthill
This large city lay in the landscape like an anthill in a meadow.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)
He was about 400 yards off, and was running from one anthill to another.
This place is just like an enormous anthill—you know an anthill is nothing but a nursery.Herland
Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
And he was turned into an anthill covered over with creepers.Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1
You will be pegged out on an anthill, sahib, when you have been beaten.Told in the East
Word Origin and History for anthill
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