"A decomposer is like a garbage disposal because a garbage disposal breaks garbage into smaller pieces so that it can go down the drain"
It turns a solid thing into smaller parts.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.