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gossamer +‎ -y


gossamery (comparative more gossamery, superlative most gossamery)

  1. Like gossamer; flimsy.
    • (Can we date this quote by De Quincey and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      the greatest master of gossamery affectation

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gossamery in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)