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2010-08-23 14:15:00

The research indicates that their natural bifocals work differently than the ones we get by prescription. Written By: Dawn Fuller/University of CincinnatiPhotos By: Annette Stowasser and Elke Buschbeck/University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati researchers are reporting on the discovery of a bug with bifocals "“ such an amazing finding that it initially had the researchers questioning whether they could believe their own eyes. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first...


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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