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Melocactus intortus Mill Urb Turks cap
2012-06-15 04:12:36

Symbol: MEIN7 Group: Dicot Family: Cactaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   CAIN36 Cactus intortus Mill. Distribution: Melocactusintortus(Mill.) Urb. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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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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