Origin of rock-ribbed
Examples from the Web for rock-ribbed
After all, Kansas is as rock-ribbed a Republican state as they come.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide|Ben Jacobs|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am shocked at how many New Yorkers I had thought to be rock-ribbed Democrats are attending Romney fundraisers.
The argument that it is unnatural for woman to vote is as old as the rock-ribbed and ancient hills.
The road-bed is literally 'rock-ribbed,' if not 'eternal as the sun.'Scenic Mount Lowe and Its Wonderful Railway|George Wharton James
The cave was a natural grotto, rock-ribbed, and as firm as the everlasting foundations of the mountains themselves.The Boy Scouts in the Blue Ridge|Herbert Carter
This produced the rock-ribbed foundations of the earth and solidified it into a vast magnet of marvelous force and power.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism|George Woodward Warder
Old Ironsides could have been called Stone Mountain as appropriately as its neighbor, for truly it was rock-ribbed.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol|Lewis E. Theiss