filmy+cobweb

  • 1gossamer — [gäs′əmər ēgäs′ə mər] n. [ME gosesomer, lit., goose summer: with allusion to the warm period in fall ( St. Martin s summer) when geese are in season and gossamer is chiefly noticed] 1. a filmy cobweb floating in the air or spread on bushes or… …

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  • 2gossamer — /ˈgɒsəmə / (say gosuhmuh) noun 1. a fine filmy cobweb, seen on grass and bushes, or floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn. 2. a thread or a web of this substance. 3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze. 4. any finely spun,… …

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  • 3gossamer — /gos euh meuhr/, n. 1. a fine, filmy cobweb seen on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather, esp. in autumn. 2. a thread or a web of this substance. 3. an extremely delicate variety of gauze, used esp. for veils. 4. any thin, light …

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  • 4gossamer — n. Floating spider s web, filmy cobweb …

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  • 5gossamer — gos•sa•mer [[t]ˈgɒs ə mər[/t]] n. 1) a fine, filmy cobweb found on grass or bushes or floating in the air in calm weather 2) tex any thin, light fabric, esp. one used for veils 3) something extremely light, flimsy, or delicate 4) Also,… …

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  • 6cobwebby — adjective 1. so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 7gauze-like — adjective so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 8see-through — adjective so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 9vaporous — adjective 1. so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 10vapourous — adjective 1. so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 11List of spider common names — This is an incomplete and inauthoritative list of common spider names in the English language.* Acanthepeira stellata Walckenaer (Araneidae) Starbellied orbweaver * Acanthoscurria geniculata C. L. Koch (Theraphosidae) Whitebanded tarantula or… …

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  • 12gossamer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cobweb; gauze, veil. See transparency. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Cobweb] Syn. spiderweb, filament, tendril; see fiber 1 , thread . 2. [Thin cloth] Syn. gauze, tissue, chiffon, sheer silk, sheer nylon.… …

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  • 13gossamer — Synonyms and related words: air, airy, animal fiber, artificial fiber, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, bubble, cambric tea, capillament, chaff, chip, cilium, cirrus, clear, clear as crystal, cobweb, cork, crystal, crystal clear, crystalline,… …

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  • 14gos|sa|mer — «GOS uh muhr», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a film or thread of cobweb spun by small spiders, which is seen floating in the air in calm weather, especially in autumn, or spread on trees and bushes, or over a grassy surface: »Walking between two trees …

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