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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Immovable as the figure of Mercury.
  Grenadiers … stood their ground immovable, like rocks, steadily spouting fire-torrents.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  Immovable as a pump or a lamp-post.
            —Charles Dickens
  Immovable as a leopard crouching in the jungle.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Immovable as a picture.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  Immovable, as if it were painted on the wall.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
  Immovable as a setter at the scent of quail.
            —O. Henry
  Immovable, like the owner’s names, cut in brass, and nailed to their doors.
            —Thomas Holcroft
  Immovable in the flow of the rout as rocks in running water.
            —Victor Hugo
  Immovable as a man of iron.
            —Charles Kingsley
  Immovable as the sun.

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