gossamer

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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.
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The wand was a little rusty, the dress tight, the wings somewhat less gossamery, and my bag of Magic Gifts, as it turns out, not nearly magical enough.