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so slight as to be difficult to notice or appreciate

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developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety

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developed in excessively fine detail

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The references to Wotton show how finespun Killeen allows his theories to become.
The Dutch contributed in their own way to this regal mode of dress during their years in Burma by bringing the country's elite luxurious and costly gifts of textiles such as Persian and Chinese satins, silks, damasks, brocades and velvets; Dutch silver, gold, scarlet, green and black laken (closely woven wool); and the most exquisite of the Indian textiles, such as delicate bethilles (a veil-like muslin material) and painted calmcaris (a finespun chintz).
Panels thus would not have to resort to finespun factual distinctions or aggressive claims of dictum in order to avoid the force of an unpublished precedent with which they disagreed.
All the distant hills' grasses were finespun metal which the wind laid down.
The Sainsbury supermarket in London's Camden Town for instance (AR October 1989) used all the finespun, shell-making experience of the practice, but at the same time related the huge bulk of the building to the scale of the nineteenth-century domestic context, without in the least descending to picturesque scene painting.
If what I have said has arty value, then there must be something particularly ecstatic, mysterious, and sublime in this act of creation, something so infinitely finespun and elusive that no one, including the artist, has ever been able satisfactorily to describe it, much less describe the reasons for its power over the artist.
He recovered; he had made up his mind to recover; he owed it to us to recover; by mid-October '39, a couple of weeks after the anapholes fly had slaked its thirst by nose-diving into his veins, you may spot him at a lawn reception hosted by the Haitian president, Stenio Vincent, displaying on his finespun tropical suit his black Iron Cross.
Note to Marc: the coat is too finespun for even the delicate wash cycle.