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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Riph’ean or Rhiphæ’an Rocks.
Any cold mountains in a north country. The fabled Rhiphæan mountains were in Scythia.   1
“Cold Riphean rocks, which the wild Russ
Believes the stony girdle of the world.”
Thomson: Autumn.
   The poet here speaks of the Weliki Camenypoys (great stone girdle) supposed by the early Russians to have girded the whole earth.   2



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