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Hair-raiser   /hɛr-rˈeɪzər/   Listen

Excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones.  Synonym: chiller.

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"Hair-raiser" Quotes from Famous Books

... astonishment, when "I take your story for granted," said Trimalchio, "and if you'll believe me, my hair stood on end, and all the more, because I know that Niceros never talks nonsense: he's always level-headed, not a bit gossipy. And now I'll tell you a hair-raiser myself, though I'm like a jackass on a slippery pavement compared to him. When I was a long-haired boy, for I lived a Chian life from my youth up, my master's minion died. He was a jewel, so hear me Hercules, he was, perfect in every facet. While ...
— The Satyricon, Complete • Petronius Arbiter

Words linked to "Hair-raiser" :   excitement, excitation

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