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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Yezd (1 syl.).
Chief residence of the Fire-worshippers. Stephen says they have kept the sacred fire alight above 3,000 years, without suffering it to go out for a second. The sacred fire is on the mountain After Quedah (Mansion of the Fire), and he is deemed unfortunate who dies away from the mountain. (Persia.)   1
“From Yezd’s eternal ‘Mansion of the Fire,’
Where aged saints in dreams of heaven expire.”
Thomas Moore: Laila Rookh, pt. i.



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