Probably the liveliest simile for whiteness I’ve come across, though I have highlighted others, less earthy.
‘Daniel, you’re as white as a nun’s buttock. Are you all right?’
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Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 91