- Growing on old stalks and leaves of Zea mays. - "The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio", A. P. Morgan.
- He put great confidence in me, more especially as I spoke the pure Spanish language, which I acquired amongst the Jews, who, as I have heard Monsieur Zea say, speak it better than the present natives of Spain. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.
- " Zen dell 'im zat he zhold not look vor ztrawberries in ze zea, nor red herring in ze wood," she said with a look of scorn. - "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.