Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling gossamer; light and airy.

Etymologies

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gossamer +‎ -like

Examples

  • On the 17th they opened the town of Tajura, on the verge of a broad expanse of blue water, over which a gossamerlike fleet of fishing catamarans already plied their craft.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 341, March, 1844

  • The gossamerlike wheels threw the light from their swift spokes.

    The Gray Dawn

  • He took in every detail of her dainty toilette from the single diamond which sparkled in the black velvet around her throat, to the exquisitely slippered feet resting lightly upon a tiny sage-green footstool, and just visible through the gossamerlike draperies which bordered her skirts.

    The New Tenant

  • They oppose the measure because they are concerned that it would start a trade war with China, increase prices of American goods and pull at the threads of the gossamerlike relationship between the two countries.

    NYT > Home Page

  • They oppose the measure because they are worry it would start a trade war with China, increase prices of American goods and pull at the threads of the gossamerlike relationship between the two countries.

    NYT > Home Page

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