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2009-04-28 11:54:52

The central Canadian province of Saskatchewan is poised to become the country's top conventional oil producer, bumping Alberta into second place. Speaking at a convention in Regina Monday, Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister Bill Boyd said oil production set a record of 161 million barrels last year as Alberta's output fell 191.6 million barrels in 2007, the Regina Leader-Post reported. Alberta production statistics aren't scheduled to be released until June, officials said. The...


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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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