unearths some literary gems.
From The Knife Slipped, by A. A. Fair:
[From Erle Stanley Gardner's pseudonymously penned "Cool and Lam" series.]
She...habitually kept her lips clamped in a tight line as though afraid a word might inadvertently spill out when it wasn't absolutely necessary.
"This Bertha Cool is a card all right."
"Card, hell," I told him, "she's the whole deck."
"What did that fan dancer have that I haven't got?"