unearths some literary gems.
From The Moosepire, by Daniel Pinkwater:
“This moose spoke very good English and he was as blue as . . . as an onion.”
“Blue as an onion?”
“Well, blue as a what-do-you-call-it then. Confound it, man, the moose was blue! Blue as an asparagus!”
“He was as big as an . . . as an . . . as an onion! This moose was as big as a big, colossal, enormous, gigantic, oversized, vast, impossible, huge onion.”