that breaks down fats into useful sugars so that germinating seeds can grow. Or maybe it's like a kitchen counter that holds a knife that slices bread so it's easier to eat. hmmmmmmm.
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.