Roget category 3203. Words relating to matter
› 3.1. Matter in general
feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, cobweb, gossamer, straw, cork, bubble, balloon — float, buoy — ether, air.
leaven, ferment, barm†, yeast.
lighter-than-air balloon, helium balloon, hydrogen balloon, hot air balloon.
convection, thermal draft, thermal.
be buoyed up.
render light etc. adj. — lighten, leaven.
light as a feather, light as a thistle, light as air — lighter than air — rise like a balloon, float like a balloon
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