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goose bumps

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goosebumps

(go͞os′bŭmps)
pl.n.
Momentary roughness of the skin caused by erection of the papillae in response to cold or to a strong emotion, such as fear or awe. Also called goose flesh, goose pimples.
Diffuse 1-3 mm bosselations or papules, fancifully likened to a goose’s skin after the feathers have been plucked
Forensics An early postmortem finding caused by rigor mortis of erector pili, commonly seen in drowning victims
Infectious disease Diffuse, finely papular rash of scarlet fever overlying an erythematous base
Substance abuse Horripilation, an early symptom of heroin withdrawal or ‘cold turkey’, which reflects marked sympathetic discharge, seen ± 8 hours after the last dose, and accompanied by yawning, lacrimation, mydriasis, insomnia, hyperactivity of the GI tract, diarrhoea, tachycardia, and hypertension
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Described this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, the technology is based on an electronic device known as a coplanar capacitor and detects goose bumps by virtue of a simple, linear relation between the deformation of the sensor and the decrease of the capacitance.
I get goose bumps every time I think about stepping out at Old Trafford again, as does walking out on the pitch.
We're not afraid of goose bumps," cried Maxwell, who wasn't afraid of anything.
Not long into the morning, I heard static on my radio and when my son told me the news, the goose bumps hit me again.
Sometimes you get goose bumps when you are frightened.
If you've ever seen a cat with its fur puffed up, you've seen what goose bumps can do.
Smith said the study had some surprising conclusions including that there were "very few cases of goose bumps coming from one's own actions".
Colletto, shaking his knees for effect, said playing at Notre Dame Stadium gave him goose bumps.
The three blood-soaked offerings, along with imaginative, haunting artwork, will leave you in a fashionable coat of goose bumps and shivers.
Hitch cock's castings are so faithful to the original individual that bulging biceps, taut nipples, and swelling phalluses are perfectly replicated alongside goose bumps, finger prints, and veins.
Make this hacky sack and practice your kick bag footwork to keep those goose bumps at bay.
Her genuinely surprised, enthusiastic response gave me goose bumps of pride and joy.