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2009-07-31 16:04:35

A California man said he was shocked to learn a handful of old records he picked up at an antique shop once belonged to his mother, who died in 1979. Paul Campfield, 68, of Sacramento, said he recently purchased the records for $2 at a store in Sutter Creek and later found the lick-on labels identifying their owner as his mother, May O. Rainey, who died in 1970 in Redding, Calif, the Sacramento Bee reported Friday. It's just a thrill, a genuine thrill, Campfield said. I think my mother 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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