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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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'No-one knows where it comes from, but it's a great song - it gave me goose-bumps the first time I heard it,' he said.
Unsurprisingly, it was the GNR songs that garnered the best response from the sell-out crowd, with It's So Easy and Mr Brownstone managing to create goose-bumps on recognition.
The what-the-hell-is-this-ness of his work doesn't smack of affectation--it isn't meant to turn heads or impress cinephiles, although for precisely that reason, its offhand rigor and private fixations give critics all the more chiliastic goose-bumps. His early shot-on-video TV dramas All Corners of the World (1989) and Youngsters (1991) have a bracing form-follows-functionalism that carried over to his movies, adapting television's generic language to his own devices as he would later do with cinema.
Gallows humour and terrifying tales guaranteed to raise goose-bumps. You're invited to hear these classic stories with contemporary twists by candle light.
I thought all the finalists performed amazingly but Alex really is in a league of her own - her performance of Hallelujah gave me goose-bumps. But I'm sure all the finalists will go on to have great careers and I look forward to reading about what they all get up to.
GORGEOUS Julie Martin gets goose-bumps just thinking of her 'worst' assignment as Miss Northern Ireland.