1) The ant; so called because of the smell of urine associated with ant-hills.

1642 take a spade ... and goe twice a day to the Aunthills and there digge ... for pismire egges and those pismires which have wings like unto flyes, Elmswell. Pismire Hill occurs several times as a minor place-name, possibly a derogatory nickname: 1548 a cottage called Pyssemyre Hill at the end of le Shyregrene, Sheffield.

dates 1548 1642

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