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2008-07-11 21:00:17

MOSCOW. July 11 (Interfax) - Mikhailovsky GOK (MGOK), a major iron ore producer from Russia's Kursk region and a member of billionaire Alisher Usmanov's Metalloinvest holding, has applied to bid at a tender for the rights to the big Udokan copper field in Russia's Chita region, a source at a profile agency told Interfax. With the deadline just hours away, five companies have now filed bid applications: MGOK; Strikeforce Mining and Resources Ltd. (SMR), which is a subsidiary of the Basic...


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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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