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Black Sea Urchin Arbacia lixula
2012-04-19 08:29:45

The Black Sea Urchin (Arbacia lixula), is a species of sea urchin found in the Mediterranean Sea and around the Macaronesian Islands (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands). Although less commonly, it is also found on the Atlantic coast of Western Africa and the Brazilian coast. This urchin is typically found in shallow waters between just below sea level to about 100 feet deep. It attaches itself...

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  • 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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