gossamer


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Synonyms for gossamer

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so light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film

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a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

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filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

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characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

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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.
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.
Hows'ever it's lighter without it, that's one thing, and every hole lets in some air, that's another --wentilation gossamer I calls it.
But good society, floated on gossamer wings of light irony, is of very expensive production; requiring nothing less than a wide and arduous national life condensed in unfragrant deafening factories, cramping itself in mines, sweating at furnaces, grinding, hammering, weaving under more or less oppression of carbonic acid, or else, spread over sheepwalks, and scattered in lonely houses and huts on the clayey or chalky corn-lands, where the rainy days look dreary.
The woods around the head of the marsh were full of purple vistas, threaded with gossamers.
They were dreams come true, hard and indubitable realizations of fairy gossamers.
Gossamers glimmered like threads of silver among the trees and the fir boughs and tassels seemed to utter friendly speech.
The dew was on the grass, and ten thousand gossamers were waving in the breeze; the happy red-breast was pouring out its little soul in song, and my heart overflowed with silent hymns of gratitude and praise to heaven.
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.
3M's Renewable Energy Division has teamed with Gossamer Space Frames to unveil a new parabolic trough solar collector technology designed to significantly reduce equipment and installation costs for CSP systems used in power generation.
AeroVironment is directed by Paul MacCready, who has developed such human-powered aircraft as the Gossamer Condor and the Gossamer Albatross, which flew across the English Channel, and the solar-powered Gossamer Penguin and Solar Challenger (SN: 6/14/80, p.
Name of Product: Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer crank sets installed on numerous makers of bicycles.
In the blue corner is Fantasia, similarly impressive on both her starts and following the same path as Cumani's most recent Fillies' Mile winner Gossamer, who went on to land the Irish Guineas.
A year's development yielded a final design that exploits aerospace windscreen technology to create the requisite effect, each panel like a warped and buckled gossamer wing and each one unique.