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a shiver down (one's) spine

A shudder felt down one's back, due to either fear, anticipation, nervousness, or excitement. I felt a shiver down my spine at the thought of my exam tomorrow.
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send a shiver down (someone's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a shiver down my spine. It sent a shiver down my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a shiver down my spine!
See also: down, send, shiver, spine

send a shiver up (someone's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends a shiver up my spine. It sent a shiver up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending a shiver up my spine!
See also: send, shiver, spine, up

send shivers up (someone's) spine

To cause an intense feeling of excitement, exhilaration, nervousness, or fear in someone. The way that sonata swells always sends shivers up my spine. It sent shivers up my spine when Dorothy gave me such an amorous look. Can we get out of here? This creepy old house is sending shivers up my spine!
See also: send, shiver, spine, up

a shiver ran down (one's/someone's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: down, ran, shiver, spine

a shiver ran up (one's/someone's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver ran down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver ran down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver ran down her spine.
See also: ran, shiver, spine, up

a shiver went down (one's/someone's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went down John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went down my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went down her spine.
See also: down, shiver, spine

a shiver went up (one's/someone's) spine

Said when one has experienced an intense feeling of fear, panic, dread, shock, exhilaration, or excitement. A shiver went up John's spine when he overheard the managers discussing the money he'd stolen from the company safe. A cold shiver went up my spine at the thought of having to work for another minute in that awful restaurant. When they announced that Sarah would have the chance to meet a movie star as a part of her prize, a shiver went up her spine.
See also: shiver, spine, up

send shivers down your spine

also send shivers up your spine
to feel very frightened or excited Here's a tale of medical incompetence that should send shivers down your spine. Related vocabulary: make your hair stand on end
See also: down, send, shiver, spine

send chills down/up somebody's spine

to make someone feel very frightened Just thinking about walking back through the dark streets sent chills down her spine.
See also: chill, down, send, spine

send shivers down/up somebody's spine

to make someone feel very frightened or excited The way he looked at me sent shivers down my spine.
See drive round the bend, send on a guilt trip, send into a tizz, drive round the twist
See also: down, send, shiver, spine
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Despite the imposed gene flow restrictions, our data support the third hypothesis that genetic diversity is present within and among established spined soldier bug colonies.
Y,[xi],[eta])] is a spined product of an C-wrpp semigroup M and a right normal band E with respect to a semilattice Y.
Thus we can consider the weak spined product WS(S/[epsilon], E(S)/L).
Adams to score the reproductive potential of spined soldier bugs and two-spotted stink bugs.
We found that getting the straightest arrows we can afford and getting arrows that are properly spined for our setup make a substantial difference.
He can help you select arrows spined and cut to your exact draw length and draw weight.
PHOTO : A spined soldier bug feeds on a corn earworm.
The valley is also home to a number of rare and threatened species, including the spined loach (Cobitis taenia) and pool frogs (Rana lessonae), both of which are listed in the annexes of the Habitat Directive.
Crack willow is in bud in sheltered areas along the coast, and three spined sticklebacks shoal in cleaner brooks.
The habitat improvements should also benefit three other Annex II-listed species of EU importance associated with the habitats: the spined loach (Cobitis taenia), mud loach (Misgurnus fossilis) and water plantain (Luronium natans); as well as the Annex I habitat, hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara.
Achieving a sustainable hydrological management system for the wetland habitats will benefit the conservation status of the fish species brook lamprey (Lampetra planeri) and spined loach (Cobitis taenia), which are listed in Annex II of the Habitats Directive.
The river and regularly flooded meadow, was extremely important habitat and spawning ground for many fish species, including the EU targeted asp (Aspius aspius), spined loach (Cobitis taenia) and mud loach (Misgurnus fossilis).
Such restoration will have a beneficial impact on the European bitterling, spined loach, bluethroat, common kingfisher, little bittern and purple heron.