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.
'Using exposure therapy as a standard treatment approach that can lead to the recollection of traumatic events leading to autonomic responses such as elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure, and other symptoms like gooseflesh, palpitations, sweating, hypervigilance, paranoia, irritability and hostility,' commented Jeff Sabados, MBA, MPP, former Navy SEAL, and BTI Advisor.
I got gooseflesh upon realizing we were dining in the same hall where crucial changes in Church history took place nearly four centuries ago, and we were going to partake of venison and truffle from the forests around Trent, the same fare the participants of the Concilium Tridentinum consumed.
Issie's heart turned slowly over, a sensual pang brought the skin of her forearms out in gooseflesh. The unpleasantness with Karl rolled up in a dirty little ball; it had no meaning.
Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, Liverpool, 0151 709 4776 - to Sat, 12 Jan Christmas Gothic Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.
President Taft acknowledged that the idea of a new agency might raise the "gooseflesh" of budget officials and some members of Congress, but if the country was going to have national parks, "we ought to make them available to the people, and we ought to build the roads, expensive as they may be, in order that those parks may become what they are intended to be when Congress creates them." A bureau might increase costs, "but it is essential that we should use what the Lord has given us in this way, and make it available for all the people." It would not "exhaust the Treasury" and was "a necessary expense.
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.
The schemata of Will's reactions, which he consolidates in what Connerton identifies as "bodily social memory" (1989, 71), allow him to attempt to comprehend reality: for instance, when "Kitty touched him, he felt showers of gooseflesh" (SC 131).
(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. As was my scalp.
Dubai: You know you are in the presence of a legend when you get gooseflesh with the first note she sings.