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Definitioncharacterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
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)
There are no more uses of "gossamer" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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