Salloo know other way, was the reply, we go round by ribber.
What lines were to follow, and what words rhymed with "ribber" and "horn," we are not permitted to know.
He nebber go round: I see him come a down a ribber long afore he see a boat at all.'
Him get velly bad further on, was all the comfort Salloo could offer, but not velly far to ribber once we strike udder trail.
Old English ribb "rib," from Proto-Germanic *rebja- (cf. Old Norse rif, Old Saxon ribbi, Old Frisian ribb, Middle Dutch, Dutch ribbe, Old High German ribba, German Rippe), literally "a covering" (of the cavity of the chest), from PIE *rebh- "to roof, cover" (cf. Greek ereptein "to roof," Old Church Slavonic rebro "rib, reef"). As an item of food from early 15c. Rib joint "brothel" is slang from 1943, probably in reference to Adam's rib (cf. rib "woman, wife," attested from 1580s).
"tease, fool," 1930, apparently from rib (n.); perhaps as a figurative suggestion of poking someone in the ribs. Related: Ribbed; ribbing.
One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.