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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gossamer.
 
According to legend, this delicate thread is the ravelling of the Virgin Mary’s winding-sheet, which fell to earth on her ascension to heaven. It is said to be God’s seam, i.e. God’s thread. Philologically it is the Latin gossipin-us, cotton.   1
 


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