Today's Word of the Day means...
"As þycke as ameten crepeþ in an amete hulle" [chronicle of Robert of Gloucester, 1297]
To be nervous or anxious; to be fidgety: he has ants in his pants waiting for the auditionRelated Terms
(Heb. nemalah, from a word meaning to creep, cut off, destroy), referred to in Prov. 6:6; 30:25, as distinguished for its prudent habits. Many ants in Palestine feed on animal substances, but others draw their nourishment partly or exclusively from vegetables. To the latter class belongs the ant to which Solomon refers. This ant gathers the seeds in the season of ripening, and stores them for future use; a habit that has been observed in ants in Texas, India, and Italy.