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2011-07-28 23:49:00

PARIS, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Imerys Announces a Significant Improvement in its 1[st]half 2011 Results - Sales up +12% on comparable basis*, supported by firm Group's markets growth - Operating margin up + 1.1point to 14% - Net income from current operations up +27% to 157 MEUR - Closing of the acquisition of Luzenac Group, the world leader in talc processing, expected on August 1, 2011 On Thursday,...


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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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