- A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc.
- A soft, sheer fabric.
- Anything delicate, light and flimsy.
- Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate.
Etymology: goose + summer
- "The heaven was spangled with tremulous stars, and at the horizon the clouds hung down in folds---God's robe trailing in the sea!" — Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907)
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