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2008-06-16 15:00:30

The rural bachelors may be among the stars at Fieldays, but the price of fame - and new gear - appears to be high. One entrant was spotted hobbling badly, no doubt due to either completing a competition, or blisters from his new boots. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
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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