Derbend

[iron ]. A town on the Caspian, commanding the coast road. D'Herbelot says: “Les Turcs appellent cette ville `Demir Capi' (porte de fer); ce sont les Caspiæ Portæ des anciens.”

“Beyond the Caspian's iron gates.”

Moore: Fire Worshippers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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