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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Holy City.
 
That city which the religious consider most especially connected with their religious faith, thus:   1
   All’ahabad’ is the Holy City of the Indian Mahometans.   2
   Bena’res (3 syl.) of the Hindus.   3
   Cuzco of the ancient Incas.   4
   Fez of the Western Arabs.   5
   Jerusalem of the Jews and Christians.   6
   Kairwan, near Tunis. It contains the Okbar Mosque, in which is the tomb of the prophet’s barber.   7
   Kief, the Jerusalem of Russia, the cradle of Christianity in that country.   8
   Mecca and Medi’na of the Mahometans.   9
   Moscow and Kief of the Russians.   10
   Solovetsk, in the Frozen Sea, is a holy Island much visited by pilgrims.   11
 


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