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  1. A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc.
  2. A soft, sheer fabric.
  3. Anything delicate, light and flimsy.
    1. Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate.
    "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)
      Etymology: goose + summer

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