gossamer


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gossamer

a gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture

gossamer

[′gäs·ə·mər]
(textiles)
A filmy gauze fabric.
References in classic literature ?
Then the Tin Woodman and the Woggle-Bug bore him gently to the couch, placed him upon the soft cushions, and drew the gossamer hangings to shut him from all earthly view.
We may then reject Latreille's supposition, that the gossamer owes its origin indifferently to the young of several genera of spiders: although, as we have seen, the young of other spiders do possess the power of performing aerial voyages.
A scarf of silken gossamer crossing over one shoulder was wrapped about her body; her black hair was piled high upon her head.
The woods around the head of the marsh were full of purple vistas, threaded with gossamers.
Gossamers glimmered like threads of silver among the trees and the fir boughs and tassels seemed to utter friendly speech.
They were dreams come true, hard and indubitable realizations of fairy gossamers.
Playing at Cafe WOW a Eugene's Gossamer Strings, supported by folk singer and musician Caitlin Jemma (who also is AaAeAeA playing at Cottage Grove's Axe & Fiddle on Sunda and Willamette Valley string band Meadow Rue.
Pauline Scanlon is releasing her new album Gossamer today.
She could not match the success as a breeder he had enjoyed, with the likes of Barathea, Bosra Sham, Gossamer and Markofdistinction, but she was said to have bred 21 individual winners at the time of her death, among them Seta, who finished down the field when second favourite for the 2010 1,000 Guineas but went on to win three Listed races.
Gossamer Ghost provides another fine 'scrapbooking mystery' addition to the series: this time Carmela's Halloween in New Orleans is marred by the death of a local antiques dealer, which sends her on a mission of investigation that challenges her skills, her scrapbooking shop, and her perceptions about the paranormal.
Her dress featured a huge voluminous skirt with a black gossamer geometric bodice, but she really dropped the ball with her hair and make-up.