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v. 1) to create something. 2) to sign a check, promissory note, bill of exchange or some other note which guarantees, promises or orders payment of money. (See: maker, check, promissory note, bill of exchange)

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TO MAKE. English law. To perform or execute; as to make his law, is to perform that law which a man had bound himself to do; that is, to clear himself of an action commenced against him, by his oath, and the oaths of his neighbors. Old Nat. Br. 161. To make default, is to fail to appear in proper time. To make oath, is to swear according to the form prescribed by law.

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Do this where you've seen the ants feeding and by any ant trails you can find.
archboldi preferred to attack a member of the trap-jaw ant species and paralyze it with a formic acid spray.
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The insects, which appear across the UK, have given birth to what has become popularly known as 'Flying Ant Day'.
Flying ant day usually occurs in July, but experts say unseasonably warm weather means it could happen this month - and lead to an extra 50 billion of the ants in UK skies.
However, when the researchers analyzed the odiferous hydrocarbons on the ants' bodies--the ant world's way of cueing the insects into whether they are encountering a nest mate or an outsider--they found that neither of these explanations told the entire story.
The Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency said Wednesday the ants were identified during an inspection at the port.
Instead, the ant cuts open their own abdomens and release a "yellow goo" of toxins against its attacker.
But did you know some ants keep herds of little insects for the sweet drink they produce?
The African ant species ( Megaponera analis , also known as the Matabele ant, preys upon termites by hunting them in groups.
Ant, 42 - who has battled addiction problems - was seen arriving at the bolthole yesterday a few streets away from his PS6m marital home.