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gossamer

adjective

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1 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance
  • fairies are usually depicted as wearing gossamer or tattered clothing

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2 resembling air in lightness
  • the gossamer veil seemed to float about the bride as she walked down the aisle

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3 very thin and easy to see through
  • didn't see the gossamer spider webs until the sun hit them just right

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gossamer

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as in fluff, froth

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“Gossamer.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gossamer. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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