rock-ribbed
adjective Date: 1776 1. rocky I,1 2. firm and inflexible in doctrine or integrity <
a rock-ribbed conservative community — John Hale
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • rock-ribbed — [räk′ribd′] adj. 1. having rocky ridges or elevations [rock ribbed coasts] 2. firm; rigid; unyielding [a rock ribbed policy] …   English World dictionary

  • rock-ribbed — rock′ ribbed adj. 1) having ribs or ridges of rock 2) unyielding; confirmed and uncompromising • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • rock-ribbed — /rok ribd /, adj. 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. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock-ribbed — adjective 1. abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps the rock ribbed coast of Maine • Syn: ↑rockbound • Similar to: ↑rough, ↑unsmooth 2. tradition bound and obstinately opinionated an inflexible (or die hard) conservative …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock-ribbed — adjective a) having rocky cliffs or outcroppings b) obstinately firm and unyielding in ones opinions …   Wiktionary

  • rock-ribbed — adjective N. Amer. uncompromising, especially with respect to political allegiance …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rock-ribbed State — Massachusetts; Maine …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Rock — Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock alum — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rock barnacle — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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