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adjective as in gauzy, thin

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Named cardiac nexus glia, these cells appear early in zebrafish development and go on to spread out and form a gossamer-thin web around the heart, Smith and Kikel-Coury reported last year in PLOS Biology.

The Levity’s only feature is a single pocket, and we took extra care with the delicate zippers and gossamer fabric.

Wanna’s Christo-like “Within Without” encloses the stairway entrance to the second-floor gallery in gossamer fabric, outlined by floor-level light strips.

Sea butterflies flit through the ocean on gossamer wings, each species with a style of its own.

When the short-skirted, gossamer clad nymphs made their appearance on the stage they became restless and fidgety.

Mackintoshes, vulcanized india-rubber, gutta-percha, and gossamer dust-coats unknown then.

But look at the difference here: after dinner here one is as light as a gossamer.

Her dress was of finest work, its texture thin as gossamer; pure white with here and there a silken knot of blue.

Everywhere were threads of water, threads of snow, and little threads of dewy green, glistening like gossamer.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gossamer, such as: fibrous, silky, translucent, cobweb, fine, and flimsy.

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