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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Even though the calendar claimed it was mid-July, the chill in the air was more than enough to hatch a fresh batch of goose pimples on my arms.
I've got goose pimples thinking I'm on the same pedestal with the names on that list and a member of the famous hundred club.
One of our judges said he got 'goose pimples just sitting at the bar watching them work'.
'This public meeting must have [given] goose pimples [to] some opponents who are busy in intrigues against us,' he remarked.
The former governor portrayed the emotional revelation as it was being relayed on Saturday during the staff presentation, saying it drew goose pimples out of listeners in the scorching sun.
For superstar Simone Biles shall swing into action at the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Doha 2018 and she's among those few who can make you get goose pimples by the sheer delight of her sizzling performances.
I have seen things in that movie that, even as I was writing this review, gave me the goose pimples. Some will even have you jump back and grab somebody.
Coming away from Newry I had goose pimples on the back of my neck to see what it all means to those people.
I remember every time I would leave or enter my son in law's unit that he was then commanding, I would get goose pimples. For, every time the loud patriotic shrieks of JAI HIND that sentries at the gate would earnestly make, would send an elevating chill through my spine.
"The line crackled and then a vaguely familiar voice said, 'Hello, is this Noreen?' "Goose pimples swept my arms.
Among his chosen tracks were Crystal Clear by electronic dance act The Grid, Baggy Trousers by Madness and Bix Beiderbecke's Goose Pimples.
The helpful folk on planet fashion adopt the serious sounding term of "transitional" for garments that save us from wet toes and goose pimples during the change of seasons.