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rock-ribbed Syllabification: rock-ribbed
Pronunciation: /ˈräkˌribd/

Definition of rock-ribbed in English:


North American
1Having ridges or cliffs of rock: six thousand miles of rock-ribbed coasts
2Resolute or uncompromising, especially with respect to political allegiance: rock-ribbed Republicans
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  • Consequently, rock-ribbed demagoguery and uncompromising resistance seemed to be the only responses available to southerners who opposed desegregation.
  • It was this group, founded by rock-ribbed conservatives and opponents of the president in 1940, that was the biggest and best-organized antiwar movement in American history.
  • Resolutions have appeared in small towns in rock-ribbed conservative Idaho, where Republicans reign supreme, and in major cities like Chicago, long dominated by the Democratic Party.

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