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2011-07-14 06:15:50

U.S. gas stations may soon be able to do away with their gas pumps' fuel vapor recovery systems -- those bulky black rubber covers that keep gas fumes from escaping when motorists fill up their car, under a new proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to USA Today reporter Elizabeth Weise, the EPA's Clean Air Act proposal would waive the requirement for gas stations to have the vapor recovery systems by 2013, since an estimated 70 percent of all vehicles will be...


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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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