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gossamer
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

or:

so thin as to transmit light
  • But good society, floated on gossamer wings of light irony, is of very expensive production; requiring nothing less than a wide and arduous national life condensed in unfragrant deafening factories, cramping itself in mines, sweating at furnaces, grinding, hammering, weaving under more or less oppression of carbonic acid, or else, spread over sheepwalks, and scattered in lonely houses and huts on the clayey or chalky corn-lands, where the rainy days look dreary.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (78% in)

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