"In shape, the oviduct is like a tiny trumpet. Its outer and wider end drops down below the ovary, and it is made up of -any little fringes, the better to catch and hold the ovum. "
"In the female the ovary is of a cream colour; the oviduct is like the vas-deferens, but it ends behind the right tentacle in an expanded fold of skin."
"The oviduct is like a funnel that surrounds an ovary and then narrows to a 25 centimetre long tube that connects to the uterus."
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.