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2009-04-22 13:15:00

China's TAECO completes combi-to-freighter conversion XIAMEN, China, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA), Air China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Co.) today celebrated the redelivery of the carrier's first 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter, the first of three 747-400BCFs ordered by the airline. The airplane is converted from an Air China 747-400 Combi. "Our 747-400BCFs will provide increased efficiency compared to our 747-200Fs and bring greater operational...


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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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