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Frightening, chilling, or disturbing. With so much traffic, cycling in this city can be a hair-raising experience. Walking through that graveyard last night was quite hair-raising. The film is very good, but it's a bit of a hair-raising experience; it doesn't shy away from intense subject matter.
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Balashova, who is the main editor of the Sluzhenye NGOs' newsletter, learned of these hair-raising statistics at a TB conference and was inspired to launch the initiative.
In his book Drink, A Social History of America, Andrew Barr concludes that a variety of cocktails arose during temperance to quell the pungent, hair-raising, boot-leg gin with the likes of lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, and an egg white and ice.
We would support a discussion of the ethics of various hypothetical procedures, so long as it didn't entail exaggerated, anxiety-inducing estimates of the likelihood of their imminent use; but even a casual reading of Hinrichs' original article will reveal several futuristic "possible examples" of hair-raising invasions of privacy that we believe would turn many readers, unable to distinguish between science and science fiction in this field, against the whole idea of neuroscience research.
More expensive is an hour-long, hair-raising ride in the Mid-8 helicopter gunship, at $3,600 to $4,300.
Strathern transports us to hair-raising times when alchemists used strange, oftentimes poisonous concoctions alternately attempting to cure human ailments and turn "sick metal" into gold.
In the wildly volatile tech market, these firms had the same hair-raising experiences as their white counterparts.
Toycen said the bishop told him, "It's been a very difficult time but it's not been hair-raising.
An inner court is revealed under a strange portico formed by projecting the caretaker's flat over the entrance route in a hair-raising cantilever which stops just short of the neighbouring building.
Daily trains run to Dehra Dun, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and from there it's a quick, if hair-raising, taxi ride to Mussoorie, where the British Raj summered in an effort to get away from the heat and disease of the plains.
Never has a Whitney Biennial summed up its moment so well, bringing together Kiki Smith's abject sculptures, Sue Williams's scabrous paintings, Daniel Martinez's scandalizing buttons for visitors ("I Can't Imagine Ever Wanting to Be White"), Matthew Barney's hair-raising video installation, and Glenn Ligon's succinct reframings of Robert Mapplethorpe.
The hair-raising stunt took place at the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland.
A raised PS400 for a global children's charity by completing a hair-raising zipline across the River Tyne.
THANKFULLY these hair-raising DJs aren't actually Ireland's answer to Charlie's Angels.
THE most hair-raising story of the season finally came to an end when Hull's Tom Huddlestone finally had his locks trimmed.
CUSTOMERS at a Radford salon had a hair-raising Halloween experience when staff donned ghoulish gear in aid of charity.