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gossamer
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

or:

so thin as to transmit light
  • Slanting through the thin silver mist; the dew upon the yellow leaves was glimmering, and the woven nets of gossamer twinkled on every bush.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (0% in)
  • I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (29% in)
  • At first they were no more than pale gossamer-threads, so fine that they only twinkled fitfully where the Moon caught them, but steadily they grew broader and clearer, until their design could be guessed.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (42% in)

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