I have tried to think of standard similes for stillness, and ‘statue’ is an obvious one, here morphed into a figurehead.

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 148

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