A cool simile for coldness, since jelly by its nature needs to be kept so. See also a superb maritime simile by Keats to convey the same temperatures.
Below us the sea sat perfectly still, cold as jelly.
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Source: Lawrence Durrell, Reflections on a Marine Venus (London: Faber & Faber, 1960), p. 108
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