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.
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a fairy with gossamer wings
...a parachute — a few gossamer yards grasping onto air and suspending below them, with invisible threads, a human life,