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Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Troglodyte, noun: 1) a member of any of various peoples (as in antiquity) who lived or were reputed to live chiefly in caves; 2) a person characterized by reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes; 3) your crazy uncle who, over Thanksgiving dinner, just feels he has to tell you why it´s your political leanings responsible for all that is wrong in this country; Merriam-Webster is going to have to add 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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