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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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.
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.
JOANNE BROADHURST SAYS: My daughter used to say: "Mum I've got ice prickles" when she had goose pimples.
They reported symptoms including dry mouths, goose pimples, their hair standing on end, palpitations, raised heart rates and their hands shaking when admitted to Royal Glamorgan Hospital.
When I got on him in the paddock I would get goose pimples and from his back you could hear so many people saying his name because he had such a big following.
The poem still gives me goose pimples every time I read it.
As far as I'm concerned Margaret Wild can do no wrong and this picture book is no exception; it gives goose pimples and brings tears.
Mr Rukin added: "Not only does it make the point in a way that gives you goose pimples but it actually sounds like a Christmas song.
Sometimes I get goose pimples down the back of my neck.
THE central heating had yet to come on and the air in our lounge remained keen on that late winter's afternoon, as I rested on the armchair, while sensing that the crop of goose pimples then spreading over my thighs would have been sufficient for the opening chapter of a romantic novel in Braille.