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  1. (archaic) An ant
  • 1789: Once a dream did weave a shade / O'er my angel-guarded bed / That an lost its way / Where on grass methought I lay. - William Blake, Songs of Innocence
  • 1993: We are scurrying emmets or pismires with our sad little comedies. " Anthony Burgess, A Dead Man in Deptford
    1. (Cornish dialect) A tourist
  • Etymology: emete, Old English ímete. (bef. 12c) Cognate to ant.

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