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2008-07-17 06:00:33

A specialist Ukrainian military website has described the success of the SALIS (Strategic Airlift Interim Solution) programme, where NATO has been using Ukraine's An-124 military transport aircraft. The website said it regards the programme as an example of mutually beneficial and pragmatic cooperation between Ukraine and NATO and the way forward in furthering this cooperation. The following is the text of the article by Volodymyr Kopchak, entitled "Salis: To retain and multiply" posted on...


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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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