goose flesh


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goose flesh

the bumpy condition of the skin induced by cold, fear, etc., caused by contraction of the muscles at the base of the hair follicles with consequent erection of papillae: so called because of the resemblance to the skin of a freshly-plucked fowl
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Another condition, cutis anserina, or goose flesh, is a spasm of the erector pilae muscles due to rigor mortis.
I just remember that I got goose flesh from the atmosphere behind the ideological phrases and hypocrisy, especially after the enthusiasm of the Prague Spring rebellion." But despite pressure from authorities to give the top prize to a Soviet pic, Ken Loach's "Kes" won.
A She has a very common condition called keratosis pilaris that is so common that the "goose flesh" is almost considered normal.