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goose skin

Origin of goose skin
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The count's equerries fall upon goose-skin and pinion him despite his violent resistance.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • But the wind was so dry and piercing that it made me have goose-skin all over.

  • At the sight of Mylio running to his help, goose-skin redoubles his efforts and succeeds in throwing his adversary down.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • goose-skin modestly remains outside of the enclosure of the Court.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • Mylio and goose-skin separate, the latter dancing and singing.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • Mylio interrupts the flow of goose-skin's eloquence with an angry look.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • (To goose-skin, who seems steeped in thought) Old friend, pardon me your death.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • Their son, in the guise of a squirrel, climbs to Numi Tarom, and receives from him a duck-skin and a goose-skin.

  • None seem to hear the snores of goose-skin, whose sleep is ever sounder and grows more noisy.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue
  • After keeping himself aside for a while, goose-skin sat down on a bench and is now sound asleep.

    The Iron Pincers Eugne Sue

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