"Fibrinogen is like a fishnet of chemicals that help your blood clot. A certain level of fibrinogen is necessary to help your blood clot in case you cut your finger."
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.