unearths some literary gems.
Two bits from Dotty Sayers:
[From a dispute between two competing creditors.]
"We hold a bill of sale on the furniture--look at the date on this document--"
Mr. MacBride said firmly:
"Ours has been running five years."
"I don't care," retorted Mr. Solomons, "if it's been running as long as Charley's Aunt!"
She reflected she must be completely besotted about Peter, if his laughter could hallow an aspidistra.
[Here's one from Lawrence Block]:
“I’d never hide a needle in a haystack,” she said. “It’s the first place they would look.”