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rock-ribbed

or rock-rib

[rok-ribd] /ˈrɒkˌrɪbd/
adjective
1.
having ribs or ridges of rock:
the rock-ribbed coast of Maine.
2.
unyielding; confirmed and uncompromising:
a rock-ribbed conservative.
Origin of rock-ribbed
1770-1780
1770-80
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