Great Descriptive Phrases Heard or Read

"...wipers whipped back and forth like insane crickets sharpening their legs," Richard Burton, The Richard Burton Diaries edited by Chris Williams

 "So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her," The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Prices of a good assassination in Mexico had been driven to rock bottom by an army of itchy-fingered teenagers possessing no proper sense of values," Liquida in "Trader of Secrets" by Steve Martini

"Sometimes I think of words as being alive. If clandestine were alive, it would be a pale little girl with hair the color of fall leaves and a dress as white as the moon," June in "Tell the Wolves I'm Home," by Carol Rifka Brunt

 His whole body trembled like a tuning fork that had finally found its note.

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