What does the word gossamer mean?

Usage examples for gossamer

  1. A lover's vows are gossamer, they say; But we have registered our mutual vow For seven and sixpence, dearest. – Mice & Other Poems by Gerald Bullett
  2. Luigi came to, her, ruefully announcing that the volunteers had sacked the carriage behaved worse than the Austrians; and that his padrone, the signor Antonio- Pericles, was off like a gossamer. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. There were also three lengths of old lace, fine as gossamer, of matchless artistic design, in perfect condition. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli