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2011-10-19 13:55:08

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist has confirmed the identity of a strange grass-like sedge discovered in a Mississippi graveyard, and believes the appearance of the potentially invasive plant is linked to the final resting places of several members of a royal Gypsy family. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) botanist Charles Bryson was asked by Mississippi State University graduate student Lucas Majure to help classify a plant Majure had found in Rose Hill Cemetery in...

2011-05-31 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) president Jason Grumet on President Obama's announcement to nominate John Bryson as Secretary of Commerce. Previously, Bryson served on the BPC's National Commission on Energy Policy and National Transportation Policy Project. "The Administration has made the right choice nominating John to be the next Commerce Secretary. He is a problem solver with vision. Through his work...


Word of the Day
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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