Yezd

(1 syl.). Chief residence of the Fire-worshippers. Stephen says they have kept the sacred fire alight above 3,000 years, without suffering it to go out for a second. The sacred fire is on the mountain Ater Quedah (Mansion of the Fire), and he is deemed unfortunate who dies away from the mountain. (Persia.)

From Yezd's eternal `Mansion of the Fire,'
Where aged saints in dreams of heaven expire.

Thomas Moore: Laila Rookh, pt. i.

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