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gossamer

a gauze or silk fabric of the very finest texture
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gossamer

[′gäs·ə·mər]
(textiles)
A filmy gauze fabric.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
A spider which was about three-tenths of an inch in length, and which in its general appearance resembled a Citigrade (therefore quite different from the gossamer), while standing on the summit of a post, darted forth four or five threads from its spinners.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
When thus skimming across a prairie in the autumn, their light gray or dun color blends with the hue of the withered herbage, the swiftness of their motion baffles the eye, and they almost seem unsubstantial forms, driven like gossamer before the wind.
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. Past a dour plantation of gnarled spruces and a maple-fringed, sun-warm valley they found the "something" Gilbert was looking for.
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.
The David O'Meara-trained filly did not get a clear run when beaten just over three lengths in Pick 6 perm 8 So Wonderful 1.30 Fairyhouse 2 Aleef 3 Dash D'or 2.00 6 Fairy Fort 12 Helen Of Albany 2.35 3 Perfection 7 Gossamer Wings 3.10 3 Silk Cravat 14 Forza Libranno 3.45 13 Bionic Tonic 15 Crafty Hugo 4.20 32 lines @ €1 per leg.
Biopharmaceutical company Gossamer Bio Inc (Nasdaq:GOSS) disclosed on Friday that it recorded a net loss of USD147.0m, a loss of USD22.59 per share, for the year ended 31 December 2018.
Barclays analyst Geoff Meacham started Gossamer Bio with an Overweight rating and $27 price target.
Carbon60 was founded in 1999 and Gossamer Threads was founded in 1996.