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2005-12-23 04:20:00

LAGOS (Reuters) - Firefighters have put out a blaze caused by a suspected dynamite attack at two pipelines operated by Royal Dutch Shell in remote southern Nigeria and workers are fixing them, a Shell spokesman said on Friday. Output is still down by 180,000 barrels per day (bpd) and a force majeure is still in place, the spokesman said, three days after unknown gunmen attacked the pipelines in the Opobo channel in the Niger Delta, killing 11 people. "The fire is out. We've finished repairs...


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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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