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2009-04-23 09:02:17

International effort locates man missing since Wednesday evening from Summit Station in central GreenlandOfficials with the National Science Foundation formally expressed their gratitude to the multi-nation team that rescued a staff member who had been missing from Wednesday evening to Saturday morning from the foundation's research station at Summit, Greenland.The missing man was identified as a 38-year-old U.S. citizen who works as a heavy equipment operator at the station for a...


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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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