Origin of hair-raising
Examples from the Web for hair-raising
In a hair-raising series of events, he was able to get a ticket to the United States and get out of Uganda.
Very little excited Jay, not even his own hair-raising habit of reading while he drove.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The explosive finale, when demonic fans run amok at a movie premiere, is hair-raising in its viciousness.
The yells which accompanied it were hair-raising as the shrieks from a band of maniacs.Ben Blair|Will Lillibridge
We were through in safety, but it was the most hair-raising thirty seconds I ever experienced.All about the Klondyke gold mines|J. Armoy Knox
Copple immediately topped my stories by more wonderful and hair-raising ones about his own adventures in northern Mexico.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
Isn't there any special form of hair-raising invocation that goes with this dangerous operation?Visionaries|James Huneker
Long, hair-raising, and Spanish-scalping sentences rolled from his lips like crude petroleum from a five-inch pipe.Bamboo Tales|Ira L. Reeves