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gossamer-thin Line breaks: gossamer-thin

Definition of gossamer-thin in English:

adjective

1Very light and thin: the batter is gossamer-thin and crisp the gossamer-thin muscle that controls eye movement
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  • To my left is a plate that contains six chunks of cheese, each wrapped in a gossamer-thin scarf of prosciutto.
  • Science fiction became fact as researchers launched two large solar sails, successfully deploying the gossamer-thin sheets in space during a brief rocket flight.
  • The gossamer-thin spring-roll pastry can be bought from Oriental food stores and some speciality food halls and delis.
1.1(Of an account) weak and unconvincing or unsubstantial: the gossamer-thin and silly plot
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  • The story quickly becomes gossamer-thin around them, leaving the other insubstantial characters to float away.
  • It is an enjoyable 90 minutes, but gossamer-thin, no more than a series of songs strung together by a thin script that tells the story efficiently but with no richness.
  • The book is loved more for its images than its gossamer-thin tale about a boy's steam-powered quest to meet Santa Claus.

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