Jessica felt that the night was dominated by degrees of smallness in substances beneath their feet and hands—boulders or pea gravel or flaked rock or pea sand or sand itself or grit or dust or gossamer powder.
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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,