gooseflesh


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gooseflesh

(ˈɡuːsˌflɛʃ)
n
(Physiology) the bumpy condition of the skin induced by cold, fear, etc, caused by contraction of the muscles at the base of the hair follicles with consequent erection of papillae: so called because of the resemblance to the skin of a freshly-plucked fowl. Also called: goose bumps, goose pimples or goose skin
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Noun1.gooseflesh - reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
Translations

gooseflesh

[ˈguːsfleʃ] Ncarne f de gallina

gooseflesh

[ˈguːsˌflɛʃ] n goosepimples [ˈguːsˌpɪmplz] nplpelle f inv d'oca

goose·flesh

n. pop. carne o piel de gallina.
References in classic literature ?
Bradley was a brave man, yet so keen was the feeling of revulsion engendered by the sight and sound of that grim, uncanny shape that he distinctly felt the gooseflesh rise over the surface of his body, and it was with difficulty that he refrained from following an instinctive urge to fire upon the nocturnal intruder.
23) This action of experience constitutes aesthetic response, or as Adorno puts it, at once somatic impulse, as in gooseflesh (Gansehaut), and manifestation (Erscheinung) of meaning.
the rolling level underneath him steady air"--and underneath my three-millimeter wetsuit my limbs were gooseflesh.
Dubai: You know you are in the presence of a legend when you get gooseflesh with the first note she sings.
The Great Lie by Myrrha Stanford-Smith Marlowe was shivering and sobbing now, his white skin gooseflesh, and Nick pulled up the coverlet and wrapped it round him, his heart wrung with pity.
The girls competed to expose the most gooseflesh, to totter on the most impossible heels, alongside strutting lads in their untucked, short-sleeved shirts.
The mountain was old and had until recently been considered holy, but it was certainly tall, and whether it was banshees or thermal eccentricities that writhed shrieking across it, even the hardiest woodsmen could not ascend without succumbing to the gooseflesh of ancient soul chill.