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wisp

a large, sponge-like piece of grooming apparatus home-made of woven straw.
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There was plenty of Lisztian glitter and fireworks in offerings by Debussy and Ravel (the wispily nostalgic Sonatine).
The background to Hercules at the Crossroads, rich in imagination but sketchily presented, hints at Raphael's future landscapes, wispily spun from the light and the blue air and the delicate reveries of his master Perugino.
In their subjective yet--even granted--partly objective aspects," you might say, "such reveries are ever wispily receding into indeterminable futures of persons and peoples, may be dark apprehendings of a kind of nothing, if you insist, but then again may be no more than the dark insubstantial stuff of ordinary nightmares, or the dark side effect of diminishing neurotransmitters in the synaptic clefts, or the dark swirlings only of night and fog.