A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, seen especially in autumn. Or, a light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance.
apparently from goose + summer, perhaps from the time of year around St Martin’s summer, i.e. early November, when geese were eaten
“Flying on gossamer wings”
“I found myself caught up, gossamer wrapped around my clothes.”
Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)
A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.