"Your epidermis is like a conveyor belt of continually growing cells. "
" The Epidermis is like the army of the skin which defends the boundaries of the human body."
"The epidermis is like the skin on a leaf."
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.