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.
All O'Day has to do, in fact, is to utter his name--"'Nathan' spoken in the very voice that had raised gooseflesh on my arms by saying It's coming, it's coming--I assure you it's coming" (231)--to rouse the young man to a state of high excitement.
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.
When Aurelia first introduced her children to Matthew Arnold's poem, "The Forsaken Merman," Sylvia felt the gooseflesh on her skin and understood that this was "a new way of being happy," as she later remembered in her prose (Plath 1979: 118).
I saw how curious and frightened he was of the Karens, the cheerleaders--who sometimes pulled off their legwarmers and revealed bare winter legs, white and nubbed in gooseflesh.
Slightly uneasy and with gooseflesh all over her body, Ayanda was looking forward to her arrival at GEP9.
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.
In from the cold & stripped to the skin, their tattoos speaking a litany of their broken hearts, they are searched by inches, they squat & cough, they feign to laugh at blue-black gooseflesh parading like Shriners up their muscled arms.