Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rough condition of the skin, resembling that of a plucked goose, caused by the contraction of the erector muscles of the superficial hairs (arrectores pilorum), and induced by cold, fear, and other exciting causes. Also called goose-skin (and in New Latin cutis anserina). See horripilation.
- n. alternative spelling of goose flesh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A peculiar roughness of the skin produced by cold or fear, in which the hair follicles become erect and form bumps on the skin; -- called also
goose skin, goose pimples, goose bumps.
- n. reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
“The vasoconstriction called gooseflesh meant his skin had begun sealing itself tighter to keep body heat in, stop blood flow to his periphery, where heat evaporated faster, and preserve it around his core organs.”
“Not the kind of gooseflesh that geese have, but the kind of gooseflesh that people get.”
“I confess I felt a species of "gooseflesh" creeping over me.”
“I wished that the skirt was a little bit longer, to hide the quivering gooseflesh on my legs.”
“At last, when the gooseflesh was pimpling her arms, she shut the water off and wrapped herself in her warmest bathrobe.”
“The thrill of it is dancing through me, I feel like gooseflesh.”
“Did you just sigh knowingly or feel your skin turn to gooseflesh or remember something about your own life experience that resonates with what those girls and their father expressed?”
“He leaves his face there, lets his mustache graze up and down her bare arm, tickling her, stirring her instantly into gooseflesh.”
“It wasn't faulty wiring, a pinched nerve or even gooseflesh.”
“She swept past him, her body alive to his presence, her skin prickling and gooseflesh springing up her arms.”
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