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Graciliceratops
2010-02-02 13:47:07

Graciliceratops, meaning "horned face", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was first described by paleontologist Paul Sereno in 2000 based on a partial skeleton found in Mongolia. The only known species is G. mongoliensis. Graciliceratops was a herbivore with a parrot-like beak. It fed primarily on ferns, cycads and conifers. It would have used its sharp...

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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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