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gossamer in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgossamergos‧sa‧mer /ˈɡɒsəmə $ ˈɡɑːsəmər/ noun [uncountable]  1 literaryTHIN OBJECT OR MATERIAL a very light thin material2 HBIthe light silky thread which spiders leave on grass and bushes
Examples from the Corpus
gossamerHer glazed porcelain wings billow in a gossamer sweep of iridescence.a gossamer silk kimonoA moment later her arms were twining round his neck as his lips brushed hers as soft as gossamer.Saliva glistened on her chin like brown gossamer.It was made of a fine gossamer fabric that clung to her smooth, flawless skin.In water, it splits like a spider's web into gossamer strands while retaining its basic strength.It shone like a snail trail but with none of that gossamer impermanence.