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gossamer
used in David Copperfield

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Definition characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

or:

so thin as to transmit light
  • 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.
    Chapters 40-42 (67% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 46-48 (91% in)

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