Ants in your pants - If someone has ants in their pants, they are agitated or excited about something and can't keep still.
Penny ante - (USA) Something that is very unimportant is penny ante.
Up the ante - If you up the ante, you increase the importance or value of something, especially where there's an element of risk as the term comes from gambling, where it means to increase the stake (the amount of money bet).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. ante, amete, emete, AS. æmete, akin to G. ameise,. Cf. Emmet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A contr. of Emmet—A.S. æmete.
In the driver ant of West Africa one kind of neuter is three times the size of the other, and has jaws nearly five times as long.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
There were ant-hills near, each covered with hundreds of little busy labourers, passing in swarms to and fro.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
Look like ants, don't they?
"Boy Scouts in the Canal Zone" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Lily, what were you so busy about, at the ant-hill in the wood, this morning?
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Her name is Penny Ante.
"Penny of Top Hill Trail" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
But we can give the ants a commission; they run here and there, as if they all had so much business to get through.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
What wouldn't I give for the privilege of shrinking to ant-size, and roaming loose in that secretive-looking mound behind us!
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
See to M. de Lalande, and then wait in the ante-chamber.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
English oak seemed like a slice of cake to white ants.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
Generally we be'ant cruel men, we be'ant.
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Imitate the prudent ant,
Labour like the busy bee.”
O the everlasting cant!
Loafing’s good for you and me.
"Lali" by John Le Gay Brereton
He warbled Apiarian praise,
And taught her in his chant
To shun the dog's pugnacious ways,
And imitate the ant.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"What is it I see?" said Keezar
"Am I here, or ant I there?
Is it a fete at Bingen?
Do I look on Frankfort fair?
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But goosey all these weary years
Had toiled like any ant,
And wearied out she now replied
"My little dears, I can't.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
"The ants demand a special coach
If one ant-eater goes;
The dormouse wants a sleeping car;
The chickens shun the crows;
"August" by Nancy Byrd Turner
She is lying on an ant hill
Soon the ants come out to play
Then she wakes and finds she's bitten
On the road to Mandalay.
"Mandalay 1" by Billy Bennett
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch - like Evelyn Gandy, Amy Tuck and other strong women in Mississippi politics - isn't afraid of kicking political ant hills.
Like ants and honeybees, beetles communicate via scented chemicals called pheromones , one of which warns the insects to stay away from particular trees.
Life from now on will be harder for red imported fire ants in some North Texas communities, say experts with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Adam and the Ants Picasso Visits The Planet Of The Apes Prince Charming.
Theater Ante Up for Pokerface , Opening This Weekend at Darkhorse.
Most pollinators are animals we see every day – hummingbirds, bats, flies, beetles, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths and bees.
The SRD-ANT-1-PAK supports a single tuner up to 200 feet.
A fire ant raft is so elastic and buoyant that it resists probing by a twig.
A massive group of ants, all linked together, has an enhanced water-repellent ability such that the whole group can float while preventing water from penetrating the raft , Mlot said.
To investigate how the mechanics of raft formation in high resolution, they froze an entire ant raft in liquid nitrogen, then looked at it under a scanning electron microscope.
More Species Should Have Awesome Names Like Rasberry Crazy Ant.
Tiny invasive ant looms large as threat to the islands.
Red fire ants could be hitching a ride to Missouri.
Mark's Bookshop hopes to reinvigorate cash flow with Lucky Ant.
The trademark country-soul sound of the Carpenter Ants comes to Berkeley Springs State Park Saturday, July 21.
The measured scale height is signiﬁc antly less than that expected for a thick disk (> 1 kpc) and is similar to that for young/intermediate age thin-disk populations.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
But, how do real investors, traders, fund managers access the value their investment decisions? Necessarily by performing some kind of comparisons between the realized performance and some benchmarks, which can be a market portfolio, the results of competitors, the ex-ante expectations, all the above or others.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
Out of the 102 ﬁnancial crises in her database, she ﬁnds that the speciﬁcity of the indicators is quite low: only 39% of the ex-ante diagnostics coincided with a crisis, suggesting that fundamental reasons should be expanded by behavioural ones to explain the emergence of crises.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This technology is of signi ﬁc ant interest for applications in particle tracking and imaging.
A Sensor with Analog and Digital Pixels in 0.15 micron SOI Technology
Let τ be Normal (Gaussian) standard distributed r.v.: Law(τ ) = N (0, 1) ant let T = R = (−∞, ∞).
Support of Borelian Measures in Separable Banach Spaces