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2010-09-13 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers, the leading conservation organization fighting to protect and restore the nation's rivers, announced a $15,000 grant from The Orvis Company to help preserve the Yuba River Watershed, one of the last strongholds for wild, self-sustaining, threatened salmon and steelhead runs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100218/DC56550LOGO) The Yuba watershed,...


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  • 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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