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gossamer
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Slanting through the thin silver mist; the dew upon the yellow leaves was glimmering, and the woven nets of gossamer twinkled on every bush.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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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