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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A family of edentate mammals, have a tubular mouth with a small aperture, and a long tongue covered with a viscid secretion, which they thrust into the ant-hills and then withdraw covered with ants.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ant-Eaters'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/ant-eaters.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.