goose flesh


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goose flesh

Bumps on one's skin where one's body hair stands on end as the result of an intense feeling of cold, nervousness, anxiety, excitement, or fear. I got goose flesh watching that scary movie last night! Their concert was so amazing, I got goose flesh when they played their first song! It's so cold in here that I'm getting goose flesh.
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Thus, the drug overdose victim dumped in a lake and the heart attack victim collapsing into the water can have the washerwoman and goose flesh appearance, pulmonary edema, and hemorrhage into the petrous and mastoid bones.
Powerful acting all round raised goose flesh and set our imaginations racing.
Prick the goose flesh with a fork and sprinkle with salt.
Some people call them "goose bumps." Others call them "goose flesh." Some people even call them "goose pimples."
Goose fleshed and shuddering gulping like a trout in a Creel.
Aguilera is sculpted, while goose fleshed Miss Glasgow is not.