hair-raiser hair-raiser

Definition(s):

  • (n) excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones

Usage(s):

  1. Zane Grey has contributed another hair-raiser, in which a sand storm is a vast feature.
  2. The real hair-raiser is a statue of the Virgin Mary in the village of Maria, a winding 15-km drive through the mountains from the main port of Larena.
  3. He edited, expounded, translated the plays of Henrik Ibsen; himself wrote The Green Goddess, suave hair-raiser played by George Arliss in 1920.

News

  • E-step ahead: Giles slips past G-Girls 2-1

    Hair-raiser... Courtney Estep of Giles, left, and Graham’s Alysia Leung chase the ball during the G-Girls’ season-opening match on Tueesady with the Spartans at the East River Soccer Complex. Giles won 2-1.
    on March 19, 2014     Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Quotes

  • "If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, 'Beloved' will put them to rest," Atwood wrote. "In three words or less, it'sa hair-raiser."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Margaret Atwood Source: New York Times

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maxim maxim
/ˈmæk səm /