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2011-01-18 08:00:00

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield announced today that the company will change its name to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia to reflect the almost 12-year affiliation the company has had with Pennsylvania-based Highmark Inc. (Highmark). The affiliation started in 1999 and became permanent in 2004 after receiving approval from the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner. The new name is the only change slated for...


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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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