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2009-08-20 10:55:35

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is warning people with allergies to egg, milk, sulfites or soy not to eat Shakespeare-brand meat pies. The CFIA said the affected products contain egg, milk, sulfites or soy which are not declared on the label. The Shakespeare meat pies are sold frozen in 5-inch and 9-inch sizes and are distributed across Ontario. The pies are manufactured in various flavors, including chicken, turkey, beef, steak and mushroom, steak and kidney, beef and pork, tortiere 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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