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2008-08-04 09:00:38

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Deerfield Spa announced today that Priscilla Houliston, who lost nearly 200 pounds and gained notoriety among millions of supporters by cycling 3,000 miles, will kick off her final 100-pound weight loss, and the filming of a television series about the process, at Deerfield Spa. After a knee injury ended Houliston's bicycle journey in 2007, she spent her recovery time writing a book, communicating with millions of supporters who followed her...


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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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