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2006-04-04 02:09:21

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An American and a Briton, who said they were traveling from South America to Britain, have been detained by Russian border guards after crossing the Bering Strait, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday. The travelers, whose names were not given, were detained on April 1 in the remote northern peninsula of Chukotka after crossing from Alaska. "The two foreigners were spotted and detained by border guards," said Andrei Orlov, a spokesman for the North-Eastern...


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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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