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Word: gossamer

Definition: sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb


Sentences Containing 'gossamer'

Burns later set Gossamer Commons in Ithaca, loosely based on his time living on the Commons.
But she was so incorporated with my existence, that it was the idlest of all fancies, and would soon rise out of my reach and sight, like gossamer floating in the air.
Curetis, the sunbeams is a genus of gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae) from the south-east of Asia.
Greg Holkan, the artist of "Nemesis", came on board and the pair launched "Gossamer Commons" on March 21, 2005.
He is known as the creator and one of the principal writers of the popular-culture and webcomic-commentary website Websnark and as the writer of the webcomic "Gossamer Commons".
On 29 April 1979, the "Solar Riser" made the first flight in a solar-powered, fully controlled, man carrying flying machine, reaching an altitude of . In 1980, the "Gossamer Penguin" made the first piloted flights powered solely by photovoltaics.
The 5th Minesweeping Flotilla, comprising "Pangourne", "Ross", "Lydd", "Kellet" and "Albury" as well as the newer "Halcyon"-class "Gossamer" and "Leda" sailed from North Shields for Harwich late on 26 May 1940, reaching Harwich nearly 24 hours later.
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.
We made merry about Dora's wanting to be liked, and Dora said I was a goose, and she didn't like me at any rate, and the short evening flew away on gossamer-wings.
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.
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