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 Riph’ean or Rhiphæ’an Rocks.Riquet with a Tuft, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rip’on.
 
True as Ripon steel. Ripon used to be famous for its steel spurs, which were the best in the world. The spikes of a Ripon spur would strike through a shilling-piece without turning the point.   1
 


 Riph’ean or Rhiphæ’an Rocks.Riquet with a Tuft, 

 
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