skin-prickling love

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  • She closed her eyes to shut her dark memories away, the roar of skin-prickling heat and the smell of burnt flesh.

    Behemoth

  • The deep-bone thrumming quieted, returned to a skin-prickling tingle.

    Black Dust Mambo

  • They tell a skin-prickling story all by themselves (and I do fear for that "grocery boy" ...).

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  • The thumping of machinery grew louder as they stepped in, and the air temperature went from summery to skin-prickling hot.

    Firestorm

  • It is none of your heavy racist skin-prickling, no, but a feeling of one more burden, along with the scarcity of food in the Zone, the chicken-coop, cave or basement lodgings at sunfall, the armed-occupation phobias and skulkings as bad as Holland last year, comfortable in here at least, lotos-snuggly, but disastrous out in the World of Reality she still believes in and will never give up hoping to rejoin someday.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Everyone knows the horrible skin-prickling heart-thudding feeling when the normal suddenly goes wrong.

    Rat Race

  • It's not a stretch to also say there are two "poles" in Johansen's music-a deep, skin-prickling sense of melancholy on one hand, and a survivor's steely resolve on the other.

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  • To do so would destroy one of the most deliciously skin-prickling secrets of the season.

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  • "The story I promised to read, which Cornell sent me, was the wonderful "Goodbye New York," a skin-prickling tale of two people who have committed a crime; desparate to leave the big city, their stratagems to avoid detection, their near-captures and their terror, are told in writing far superior to that of the usual thriller.

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