unearths some literary gems.
From "Death Out of Thin Air," by Stuart Towne:
[From an editor's footnote.] Mickey Collins was Pat's twin sister, a young lady who looked so much like her that it was a standing joke as to whether or not the twins themselves knew for sure which was which. [And have we possibly encountered a version of that somewhere before, too?]
Inspector Church was being as tight-mouthed as two clams.
[I love the idea that the utter silence of individual clams has an additive effect!]