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2008-07-17 06:00:44

By Genny Howe, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 17--Trek the Tahoe trails Celebrate Tahoe's playground July 19 with free guided hiking options at Lake Tahoe's Trail Fest, hosted by the Tahoe Rim Trail Assocation. Included in the annual event will be a family hike from Commons Beach to Page Meadows, a Page Meadows wildflower hike (eight miles), a Galena Falls waterfall hike near Mt. Rose and the Brockway Summit Vista hike (four to five miles), along with an Alpenglow Sports seven-mile...


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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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