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2007-12-30 21:00:19

By Vanessa Colon, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Dec. 30--Dr. Fenglaly Lee grew up as a refugee in Fresno living on welfare and harvesting Asian vegetables on the weekends. Now, she is delivering babies as the first female Hmong OB/GYN doctor in the central San Joaquin Valley and possibly the state. Her arrival provides the Valley's large population of Hmong women with a physician who understands Hmong customs and can explain why it sometimes is necessary to set customs aside for 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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