rock-ribbed

rock-ribbed

[rok-ribd]
adjective
1.
having ribs or ridges of rock: the rock-ribbed coast of Maine.
2.
unyielding; confirmed and uncompromising: a rock-ribbed conservative.
Also, rock-rib.


Origin:
1770–80

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rock-ribbed

adjective
1. abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps; "the rock-ribbed coast of Maine" 
2. tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated; "an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative"; "rock-ribbed republican" [syn: die-hard
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