July 9, 2014 by Laird
From A Word A Day
, a pretty neat mention of “Shiva, Open Your Eye.”
with Anu Garg
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 Vocabulary.com‘s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
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)