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gossamer

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English

Etymology

Middle English goose + summer

Noun

Singular
gossamer

Plural
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gossamer (-)
  1. A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc.
  2. A soft, sheer fabric.
  3. Anything delicate, light and flimsy.

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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate.
    "The heaven was spangled with tremulous stars, and at the horizon the clouds hung down in gossamer folds---God's robe trailing in the sea!" — Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)

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