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2009-01-28 15:37:21

Some called it the biggest icehouse ever in Minnesota, but a home seen Wednesday on the ice of a frozen lake was only being towed across, owners said. Rather than looking to dip a fishing line through the ice of frozen White Bear Lake from what could have been the most elaborate fishing shack ever, the owners of a 60-ton house said they were only interested in seeing the home successfully moved from an island to a new location on the mainland, The Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis...


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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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