goose pimples


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goose pimples

pl.n.

goose′ bumps`


n.pl.
a bristling of the hair on the skin, as from cold or fear; horripilation. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
[1930–35; Amer.]

goose pimples

- Named for their similarity to the skin of a plucked goose.
See also related terms for similarity.
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When this east wind stops biting the goose pimples it will be here.
To German defender Steffi Jones, the crowd was large enough to grow goose pimples on her arms despite the 82-degree heat.
At 8-8 coming out to the table the crowd's reaction gave me goose pimples and i was shaking.
Who can sing you stories that give goose pimples with a deep mystery and uncontrollable chuckles with their sweet humour that suddenly ignites you with the kind of love you thought had blown away like ashes in a world turned to cynical dust?
I hear it's harder to see the goose pimples through a deep tan, although a few bottles of Stella usually put paid to any feelings of hypothermia anyway.
However, just like Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, it has that ability to make the hairs on your neck stand to attention atop their goose pimples when sung by a choir several thousand voices strong.
There's something very depressing about goose pimples and lower back tattoos on the early morning school run.
Here is a plot which has everything needed to send a chill up your spine, not to mention putting goose pimples upon goose pimples.
As I approached her, goose pimples appeared only to be replaced by my expletives.
I got goose pimples and shivers when I actually thought about standing on top of the world.
Phil Grainger, who played on the wing, had goose pimples but he made a try-scoring tackle near the end of the game which summed up the team's gritty performance.
This is giving me goose pimples,'' said Swisher, who sent the following e-mail to his former stars: ``Apparently both of you have figured out PPPPP (proper preparation precedes peak performance), so now all you have to do is FTNU (from the neck up) and BP (be patient) because this is the kind of competition where you have to be patient and HF (have fun).