The road-bed is literally 'rock-ribbed,' if not 'eternal as the sun.'
But Taygetos, rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun, remains as it was.
The strata of society are as immovable as the strata of the rock-ribbed hills.
From end to end its rock-ribbed hills are filled with tombs.
In other words, the spine is a bodily structure as old as the rock-ribbed hills.
They are rock-ribbed for truth and for a good rendering of public opinion.
The outlines of strange and sublime revolutions are imprinted on her rock-ribbed bosom.
Of course Jake is a rock-ribbed old die-hard, and he probably advised the Traction fellows to get some other broker.
High above him towered a rock-ribbed peak, so tall that even in summer its upper reaches were snowbound.
But certainty was a long way from rock-ribbed evidence—and that was something he must have to proceed further.