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2009-06-22 10:20:04

Officials at Virginia's College of William and Mary say the 375 submissions for a new school mascot include a mythical phoenix, a wren and a stalk of asparagus. Members of the committee charged with whittling the dozens of ideas down to a single mascot said no ideas are being ruled out, It's been fun, selection committee member Susan Evans said. We have a lot of great options to consider. Among those options are a Fresian horse, a favorite of the historical William and Mary, and a character...


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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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