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Education News Archive - August 22, 2005

Aug. 20--The region's colleges and universities are making the grade as some of the nation's best. All five area schools are ranked in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges," which hits newsstands Monday. U.S.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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