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2009-02-12 10:14:00

Off-duty police captain awarded for saving man's life HILLSBORO, N.H., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OSRAM SYLVANIA has named Paul Tucker of Salem, Massachusetts the 2008 SilverStar(R) Night Shift Hero. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090212/NE70111 ) Tucker, whose brother Michael nominated him for the award, is being honored for his work as a police captain and commanding officer of the Salem Police Department's criminal investigation division, as well as for his off-duty...


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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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