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gossamer
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy

or:

so thin as to transmit light
  • Looking over the damp sod in the direction of the sun, a glistening ripple of gossamer webs was visible to their eyes under the luminary, like the track of moonlight on the sea.
    4 — The Consequence (65% in)
  • Why it was that upon this beautiful feminine tissue, sensitive as gossamer, and practically blank as snow as yet, there should have been traced such a coarse pattern as it was doomed to receive; why so often the coarse appropriates the finer thus, the wrong man the woman, the wrong woman the man, many thousand years of analytical philosophy have failed to explain to our sense of order.
    1 — The Maiden (99% in)

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