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2005-07-27 11:57:51

By Thomas Kutty Abraham BOMBAY (Reuters) - Floods and landslides killed about 140 people in western India on Wednesday, and scores more were feared dead after a wall of mud flattened a village. Thousands of people were evacuated and tens of thousands more were stranded as floodwaters raged throughout the financial capital, Bombay, bringing road, rail and air links to a halt. Rescue teams reached the village of Juigaon, 150 km (90 miles) south of Bombay, and began digging for survivors...


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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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