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or goose flesh

[goos-flesh] /ˈgusˌflɛʃ/
Origin of gooseflesh
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.

  • It was a high shimmer of sound and it gave him gooseflesh, as it always did.

    What Rough Beast? Jefferson Highe
  • A neurotic person with gooseflesh, and teeth a-chatter, trying hard to be brave.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • “Hush,” cried Vi suddenly, and her tone sent the gooseflesh all over them again.

  • We soon saw that it was a poor shelter, and when a woman came along and looked straight at us, we began to get gooseflesh!

    Three Times and Out Nellie L. McClung
  • She heard hoofbeats behind her, and gooseflesh broke out all over her naked body.

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