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2008-10-29 18:00:22

Oil platforms in the North Sea, built in the 1970s, are "falling apart," an industry executive told a London conference Wednesday. Ayman Asfari, chief executive of Petrofac, warned attendees at the Oil and Money Conference that the recent drop in oil prices could aggravate the situation by making less money available for repairs, the Glasgow Herald reported. Petrofac owns North Sea oil platforms and operates others for other companies. "The state of some of these assets that were built in...


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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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