Brought to you by the Letter F


July 9, 2014 by Laird

From A Word A Day at, a pretty neat mention of “Shiva, Open Your Eye.”

with Anu Garg

verb intr.:
1. To crawl like ants.
2. To swarm with ants.


From Latin formicare (to crawl like ants), from formica (ant). Earliest documented use: 1854.


“Again, again, again, until you reach the inevitable conclusion of sky-rises, nuclear submarines, orbiting satellites, and Homo sapiens formicating the Earth.”
Laird Barron; Shiva, Open Your Eye; Fantasy & Science Fiction (Cornwall, Connecticut); Sep 2001.

See more usage examples of formicate in‘s dictionary.



People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926-2004)



One thought on “Brought to you by the Letter F

  1. lilthundercloud says:

    I daresay, that is the coolest thing I’ve read all week!!

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