goose pimples


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goose pimples

Also, goose bumps or flesh . Temporary rough skin caused by small raised bumps. For example, Horror movies always give me goose pimples, or She tends to get goose bumps whenever she goes to the dentist. This expression likens the skin of a plucked goose to the condition of human skin when a person is cold or afraid. [Early 1800s]
See also: goose, pimple
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Dublin Flyer: bold-jumping front-runner used to give jockey Brendan Powell goose pimples
Mr Rukin added: "Not only does it make the point in a way that gives you goose pimples but it actually sounds like a Christmas song.
Sometimes I get goose pimples down the back of my neck.
THE central heating had yet to come on and the air in our lounge remained keen on that late winter's afternoon, as I rested on the armchair, while sensing that the crop of goose pimples then spreading over my thighs would have been sufficient for the opening chapter of a romantic novel in Braille.
There were goose pimples all over when he finished that one.
Some musicals contain certain songs of such emotional quality they give the audience goose pimples, and this is one of them.
Daughter of a teacher, Naina is the focus of attention in the Sultanul Uloom college in Hyderabad, where she is writing her exam, giving goose pimples to much older students.
Within seconds of the speech starting I found I had goose pimples.
When you hear the first notes sound from the orchestra, it gives you goose pimples.
They had intended to swim the 22-mile loch three times but had to put their kit back on to cover their goose pimples after just one length.
I remember when Eisner first arrived at Disney I got goose pimples thinking that this guy was only out to milk the company, not build it.
It gives me goose pimples to think about the impact that would have.
I will never forget my eight months at Cardiff City and still get goose pimples when I remember that goal I scored against Chester in the FA Cup.
Goose pimples tingle the skin of Leopoldo Cuesta when he holds the samurai sword his father received during World War II as a gift from Japanese troops who signed a cease-fire pact with U.
Nothing gets between us and our plastic tubs of sandwiches - not even our goose pimples.