goose bumps

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goose bumps

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goose pimples:

see goosefleshgooseflesh,
temporary rumpling of the skin into tiny bumps, also called goose bumps and goose pimples, and technically known as cutis ansirina. In response to cold or certain emotional states, such as fear or rage, the smooth muscles of the subsurface layer (dermis) of
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A few months ago, he wrote a column about a speech I'd given, and he titled it "The Rumsfeld Horripilation.
WASHINGTON -- David Pruden insisted he didn't experience any horripilation Wednesday as he sailed through three rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.