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gooseflesh

or goose flesh

[goos-flesh]
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noun
  1. goose bumps.

Origin of gooseflesh

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for gooseflesh

Historical Examples

  • I confess I felt a species of "gooseflesh" creeping over me.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock

  • Quite a little could be said about the creative power of gooseflesh.

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks

  • He sat and looked at us so peculiarly that I got gooseflesh all over.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • It gives me gooseflesh merely to remember the next half-hour.

    Affinities and Other Stories

    Mary Roberts Rinehard

  • The skin all down his back turned there and then into gooseflesh.