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gossamer
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King Lear
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  • Hadst thou been aught but gossamer, feathers, air, So many fathom down precipitating, Thou’dst shiver’d like an egg: but thou dost breathe; Hast heavy substance; bleed’st not; speak’st; art sound.

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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,
    Charles A. Lindbergh

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