- n. 蛛丝；薄纱；小蜘蛛网
- adj. 轻飘飘的；薄弱的
gos, 鹅。-samer, 来自summer的变体，指深秋的短暂的阳气回升时节，小阳春。因这个时候常会出现形似鹅毛的蛛丝，或因这个时节为吃鹅正当令而得名。后指一种丝织品。
- gossamer:  It would be pleasant to think that gossamer, originally ‘fine cobwebs’, is a descendant of an earlier goose-summer, but unfortunately there is not enough evidence to make this more than a conjecture. The theory goes as follows: mid-autumn is a time when geese for the table are plentiful (November was once known as gänsemonat ‘geese-month’ in German), and so a warm period around then might have been termed goose-summer (we now call it an Indian summer); the silken filaments of gossamer are most commonly observed floating in the air on such warm autumnal days; and so the spiders’ webs were christened with the name of the season.
- gossamer (n.)
- c. 1300, "filmy substance (actually spider threads) found in fields of stubble in late fall," apparently from gos "goose" (see goose (n.)) + sumer "summer" (see summer (n.)). Not found in Old English. The reference might be to a fancied resemblance of the silk to goose down, or more likely it is shifted from an original sense of "late fall; Indian summer" because geese are in season then. Compare Swedish equivalent sommartrad "summer thread," Dutch zommerdraden (plural). The German equivalent mädchensommer (literally "girls' summer") also has a sense of "Indian summer," and there was a Scottish go-summer "period of summer-like weather in late autumn" (1640s, folk-etymologized as if from go). Thus the English word originally might have referred to a warm spell in autumn before being transferred to a phenomenon especially noticeable then. Compare obsolete Scottish go-summer "period of summer-like weather in late autumn." Meaning "anything light or flimsy" is from c. 1400; as a type of gauze used for veils, 1837. The adjective sense "filmy, light as gossamer" is attested from 1802.
- 1. a gown of gossamer silk
- 2. Gossamer is floating in calm air.
- 3. The prince helped the princess, who was still in her delightful gossamer gown.
- 4. The Gossamer Conder, a human - powered airplane, flew into aviation history on Aug. 23,1977.
- 1977年8月23日, “飘忽秃鹰”式人力飞机载入了航空史册.
- 5. Binding wire yarn Gossamer Threads, flaxen thread, etrieve and etc.
- 装订用线有蜡线 、 丝线 、 麻线、合成纤维线等.
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