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2008-08-27 09:00:17

The evidence in his office gave the judge pause: a half-eaten apple and some distinctive footprints. Federal bankruptcy Judge Paul Bonapfel reported the break-in last week in Atlanta. The intruder made no effort to cover his tracks across a stack of federal memos. The perpetrator? A raccoon. - The Associated Press judges report thefts In the following days, judges and staff who work at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building reported other thefts: chocolate chip cookies, a sandwich and...


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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