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2008-08-29 09:00:37

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Susan Bateman's karate students "looked forward to" an endurance technique requiring the pupils to go into a pushup position and take as many "taps" to the abdomen as they could stand. That's what Bateman told Circuit Court Judge Westbrook Parker on Thursday during her four-hour trial . The instructor, a third- degree black belt, was accused of kicking an 11-year-old more than 200 times during a Nov. 7...


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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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