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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Steady as a church.
  Steady as a clock.
  Steady as a rock.
  Steady as Old Time.
  Braced and steady, like a game man facing a firing squad.
            —Irvin S. Cobb
Like eyes suffused with rapture.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As if our footsteps had begun
To print the golden streets already!
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Steady as a church.
            —Alfred Henry Lewis
  Steady as clock-work.
            —Dinah Maria Mulock
  Steady as the ocean waves.
            —Charles Sangster
  Steady as tramp of marching feet.
            —Celia Thaxter
  Steady as a mill.
            —Mark Twain
  Steady as a hay wagon.
            —Juan Valera y Alcalá Galiano Valera
  Steady as the pole.
            —Isaac Watts

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