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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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HAIR-RAISING ADVICE If you get a panic attack every time the scissors hover near your eyes for a fringe, experiment first.
HAIR-RAISING A mountain biker experiences the thrill of the Kidland downhill course.
While studying mice, Nini Guo--a biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland--found a hair-raising gene (unit of hereditary material), named "Frizzled6.
Bayona should be reminded that these letters are read primarily by highly logical business people who are discerning once they have all the hair-raising facts on Peru at that time: hyperinflation, terrorism, and drug trafficking.
HOLLYWOOD hell-raiser COLIN FARRELL looks more like OZZY OSBOURNE with his hair-raising new image.
Members of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) throughout the Midlands had a hair-raising time on Friday when they took part in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2003.
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.
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.
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.
Toycen said the bishop told him, "It's been a very difficult time but it's not been hair-raising.
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.
Many years ago, the late and famous prison warden Lewis Laws described in this magazine--in hair-raising detail--what happens to a prisoner in the electric chair.
They begin their hair-raising trip today at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach.
After such hair-raising research it seems petty to quibble.