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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Stiff as a board.
  Stiff as a fakir in a box left too long buried.
  Stiff as a frozen shadow.
  Stiff as a plaster mask.
  Stiff as a poker.
  Stiff as a post.
  Stiff as hedge-stakes.
  Stiff as steel.
  Stiff like a state coachman.
            —Charles Dickens
  Sitting stiffly by, like a functionary presiding over an interview, previous to an execution.
            —Charles Dickens
  Stiff as a dead body.
            —Jonathan Dickinson
  Stiff as the corpse of a hanged man.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  Stiff like a side of coarse leather.
            —James T. Fields
  He stood … stiff as a marble statue.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  Stiff as a pointer’s tail.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Stiff as a rubbing brush.
            —Thomas Heywood
  Stiffly, and like one slain and cold.
            —Ebenezer Jones
  Stiff as coat of mail.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Stiff as a ramrod.
            —Charles James Lever
  Stiff as a turnpike.
            —Charles Macklin
  Stiff as iron bars.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  Stiff as oak-leaves after frost.
            —George Meredith
  Stiff as logwood.
            —George Meredith
  Stiff like a soldier on parade.
            —Charles Reade
  Stiff as a stone.
            —John Ruskin
  As stiff as a brick-built-wall.
            —James Kenneth Stephen
  Stiff as a viper frozen.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Stiff as Lot’s wife.
            —Alfred Tennyson
  Stiff as a dry Quaker.
            —Thomas Wade

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