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Common Nase Chondrostoma
2009-07-03 18:28:02

The Common Nase (Chondrostoma) is a migrating, or potamodromous, fish. It is found in the basins of the Danube, Meuse, and Rhine rivers. It is often referred to as "the Nase". Referring to the Common Nase as just "the Nase" can also be referring to any species of its family. This fish has also been called sneep. The Common Nase has blue-grey metallic scales and an orange tail. Its body is...

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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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