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Holy City


That city which the religious consider most especially connected with their religious faith, thus:

Allʹahabadʹ is the Holy City of the Indian Mahometans.

Benaʹres (3 syl.) of the Hindus.

Cuzco of the ancient Incas.

Fez of the Western Arabs.

Jerusalem of the Jews and Christians.

Kairwan, near Tunis. It contains the Okbar Mosque, in which is the tomb of the prophet’s barber.

Kief, the Jerusalem of Russia, the cradle of Christianity in that country.

Mecca and Mediʹna of the Mahometans.

Moscow and Kief of the Russians.

Solovetsk, in the Frozen Sea, is a holy Island much visited by pilgrims.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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