gossamer

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Anything delicate, light and flimsy
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).

A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc
A soft, sheer fabric
flimsy
{n} the down of plants, a long cobweb
{s} tenuous, very light, delicate
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; "this smallest and most ethereal of birds"; "gossamer shading through his playing"
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
filaments from a cobweb
(N) -something delicate, light, or flimsy
An outer garment, made of waterproof gossamer
It is seen in stubble fields and on furze or low bushes, and is formed by small spiders
A fine, filmy substance, like cobwebs, floating in the air, in calm, clear weather, especially in autumn
Any very thin gauzelike fabric; also, a thin waterproof stuff
{i} cobweb; thin light fabric; something light or insubstantial
You use gossamer to indicate that something is very light, thin, or delicate. the daring gossamer dresses of sheer black lace
so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
According to legend, this delicate thread is the ravelling of the Virgin Mary's winding-sheet, which fell to earth on her ascension to heaven It is said to be God's seam, i e God's thread Philologically it is the Latin gossipin-us, cotton
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