"Short bones are like a sweet with a hard shell and a soft centre. Examples are the metacarpals, which are small bones in the hand. Metacarpals Carpals ..."
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.