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    1. The axe flew in his hands, its heavy metal blades as light as gossamer and as deadly as sin as he carved his way through the crowd

    2. Halon pulled at the gossamer thread inside his jacket and exposed the medallion

    3. Spider’s webs were suspended from overhanging awnings or from pillar to post providing huge screens of gossamer

    4. The mechanic spun the prop on my little Avro, a tiny, gossamer thing, when compared to the hulking Bristol fighters lined up to the right

    5. He had seen words in Helican Pretoria he had not seen before dangling in the air around him as if they had been stamped with a thick ink of light on a giant spider’s gossamer web

    6. While it was all of a metre long, it seemed to weigh like a spider web, gossamer in his hand

    7. The Patriarch was standing with his back turned to Ursempyre right amid the four columns, his bald scalp glistening under the blueish-white light of the columns, gossamer shadows of himself cast in the shape of a cross across the rough and uneven, rocky floor

    8. The concept of soul, as early as I can remember encountering the term, was a gossamer kind of something that everyone seemed to know was there somewhere but didn’t fully understand how

    9. With that, she exited through the gossamer, mounting her dark, magnificent

    10. The gossamer idealist invariably shrieks, when cornered, that he is being attacked by far right extremists, by religious zealots, by corporate villains, by despoilers of the earth

    11. The ground is prepared for a great transformation; some join in with gossamer visions, some with a hunger for power

    12. ring, known as the gossamer ring because of its transparency, is

    13. You are gossamer on this high breeze, your wings lazily bend to the current

    14. Their dark companion no longer seemed to be a bundle of shadows stitched together, for now Jai and Ceder could see clearly the hairs of his fur, fine as gossamer, and the pink of his nose, the size of a button, and the points of his claws, sharp as pricks of light

    15. delicate as gossamer, to be developed only in an atmosphere of deepest,

    16. It was a woman who had entered unannounced, a woman whose gossamer robes did not conceal the rich garments beneath them any more than they concealed the suppleness and beauty of her tall, slender figure

    17. 'You are the Devi again,' he said, grinning fiercely at the gold-clasped gossamer robe she had donned over her hill-girl attire, and awed not at all by the imposing array of chivalry about him

    18. Lightly moving the fine white gossamer curtains

    19. The gossamer threads glistened in the sunlight and she was sure it was making a soft, musical sound

    20. “Well, sir, the situation is that Gleaner and Gossamer have been completed on time

    21. She seemed to be drifting up and down slowly, her hair furling and spreading like a golden gossamer shroud

    22. Below him, he could see her golden hair trailing behind her like a gossamer parachute as her weight belt pulled her toward the sandy bottom

    23. A musical phrase ran through my head, neatly fitted with words: The ice aster throws high her gossamer skirts on the brow of the Pirnon Mireir

    24. “The ice aster throws high her gossamer skirts

    25. The gossamer wings of a velvet butterfly

    26. She didn’t know who moved first, only that his hand tangled in her hair and the mouth pressed to hers was no gossamer brush of lips

    27. ” He brushed her lips with one of those gossamer, tender kisses that made her feel cherished

    28. Bound in chains of gold, an elderly lady in ragged whispers of gossamer threads from a mythic era feebly called not to them, but to the emptiness she had been captive in for eons

    29. Beneath, she wore a black, gossamer body stocking and black pumps

    30. Her hair hung over her eyes in gossamer strands that looked almost brittle, like a witch’s, teasing the skin of a countenance that had turned corpse-white

    31. His skin was the color of Carrara marble--bloodless, but for the gossamer web-work of blue veins beneath its surface

    32. The postilions, with a thousand gossamer gnats circling about them in lieu of the Furies, quietly mended the points to the lashes of their whips; the valet walked by the horses; the courier was audible, trotting on ahead into the dun distance

    33. Fascinated, he watched the heavy dark drop hang in the glistening cloud, and pull down the gossamer

    34. It's like a fine fine veil or web they have all over the skin, fine like what do you call it gossamer, and they're always spinning it out of them, fine as anything, like rainbow colours without knowing it

    35. How serene does she now arise, a queen among the Pleiades, in the penultimate antelucan hour, shod in sandals of bright gold, coifed with a veil of what do you call it gossamer

    36. Not even Melanie’s influence could repair the She did not realize then that with one stroke she had cut forever any fragile tie that still break of that gossamer thread

    37. Why it was that upon this beautiful feminine tissue, sensitive as gossamer, and practically blank as snow as yet, there should have been traced such a coarse pattern as it was doomed to receive; why so often the coarse appropriates the finer thus, the wrong man the woman, the wrong woman the man, many thousand years of analytical philosophy have failed to explain to our sense of order

    38. Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary, like the track of moonlight on the sea

    39. Clouds, which had just received their gossamer robe of gold and purple from the setting sun, drifted slowly by; and Christine said to Raoul:

    40. gossamer web! Even the points it clings to—the things whence its subtle interlacings are swung—are scarcely perceptible: momentary touches of fingertips, meetings of rays from blue and dark orbs, unfinished phrases, lightest changes of cheek and lip, faintest tremors

    41. A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sonya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand

    42. By the time he had whisked and whirled and glided her once around the floor, she almost took off, it seemed he had to hold her down, she was pure gossamer, the closest thing to a hummingbird held in the hand so you cannot feel its weight but only sense its heartbeat sounding to your touch, and there she went out and around and back, with Bug guiding and moving, enticing and retreating, and not fifty anymore, no, but eighteen, his body remembering what his mind thought it had long forgotten, for his body was free of the earth now, too

    43. ” Dressed in a white, see-through, skin-revealing gossamer gown, with embroidered, jewel-studded appliqués strategically placed on the slit-to-the-hip, formfitting costume, and wearing a crown of snowy egret hackle feathers, Marilyn is breathtakingly beautiful

    44. “What was I supposed to say, ‘It was like skiing down a snow-covered mountain and being launched into the air by a ski jump and then floating to earth on gossamer wings?’ C’mon, kissing the most desirable woman in the world and then being asked repeatedly what it was like is a no-brainer and it began to annoy me

    45. Why, sir, when last I went there, I took with me a scarf which fell to my lot in the division, a glorious thing of gossamer and gold

    46. The fact is that each was bound by gossamer threads of steel to all the others—hurt one, and you aroused vengeance in all

    47. " When you invert your head, it looks like a thread of finest gossamer stretched across the valley, and gleaming against the distant pine woods, separating one stratum of the atmosphere from another

    48. A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sónya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand

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    Synonyms for "gossamer"

    cobweb gossamer ethereal cobwebby diaphanous filmy gauze-like gauzy see-through sheer transparent vaporous vapourous flimsy thin fine delicate

    "gossamer" definitions

    a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture

    filaments from a web that was spun by a spider

    characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

    so thin as to transmit light