Historic word: Gossamer

October 14, 2014

In October 1857, a Main Street merchant in Hannibal, Missouri, advertised "Blue Gossamer."

Wikipedia offers a definition:

 

  • Gossamer (fabric), very light, sheer, gauze-like fabric

 

Merriam-Webster dictionary:

 

* a film of cobwebs floating in air in calm clear weather

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