Any of the dark, sinuous lines visible through certain filters on the disk of the Sun. Filaments are solar prominences that are viewed against the solar surface rather than being silhouetted along the outer edges of the disk.
The fine metal wire in a lightbulb, which becomes incandescent when heated by an electric current
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Your little girl will likely have a say in what her holiday dress should look like, and chances are she will choose something spectacularly gossamer.
The shape of fairy wings vary from a moth's wings to a butterfly to gossamer bird -like wings that flare upwards.
It was formerly supposed that this custom was peculiar to a single species, which was called the "gossamer" spider from the fact that the floating webs, when brought to the earth by rain or intercepted by bushes and trees, coat the foliage or grass with a sheeting of gossamer-like silk; but the habit is now known to be practised by the newly-hatched young of a great variety of species belonging to several distinct families.
A third with pins in her mouth was running about between the countess and Sonya, and a fourth held the whole of the gossamer garment up high on one uplifted hand.
The construction of Hampton Bay fans includes the addition of Gossamer Wind blades as the brand name for every fan.