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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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I remember playing a show I secretly loathed, The Phantom of the Opera, and every time we came to those darn particular spots, bing, there went the goose bumps again!
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Flowers has come a long way since relying on public assistance some 15 years ago; now goose bumps ran up and down her arms and tears of joy flowed freely.
"The atmosphere was amazing and the fans were best I've ever seen, it gave me goose bumps," he said.
Each time he says "it was only influenza," he raises bigger goose bumps. Expect to be appalled.
This is one of those rare CDs that only comes along every couple of years, that gives one goose bumps on the first spin and reaffirms your faith in righteous music.
In a BBC TV interview he said: "Every time I walk through the gates I get goose bumps.
* Teach music that gives you goose bumps. Give music kids can play-not too hard or too long.
Make this hacky sack and practice your kick bag footwork to keep those goose bumps at bay.