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synonyms for spine-chiller

  • close call
  • shocker
  • squeaker
  • thriller
  • close shave
  • narrow escape
  • white knuckle
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How to use spine-chiller in a sentence

Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
A cold, numbing sensation stole down my spine and made my legs grow suddenly weak.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
A shudder ran down his spine; there was a sensation of inner cold against his heart; he trembled, but he could not look away.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He was flung down heavily, and pinned prone in a corner by one of those bullies who knelt on his spine.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He felt as if his spine had suddenly become hollow and someone had filled it with particles of ice.
THE EMPTY HOUSE AND OTHER GHOST STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Tail truncated, spine on the side of the tail very distinct, imbedded in a sheath.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
She had to lie in bed all the time; for not long ago she had a bad fall from a swing, and hurt her spine.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
There is a winglike process on one side and a spine, which projects lateroventrally, on the other side of the tip.
GENERA AND SUBGENERA OF CHIPMUNKSJOHN A. WHITE
Frey opened the door and took out his revolver and pointed it at Lasseroe's spine.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
But her ears magnified a thousandfold each crackling of a log and each creak of the floor sent expectant shivers along her spine.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
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WORDS RELATED TO SPINE-CHILLER

  • close call
  • close shave
  • narrow escape
  • shocker
  • spine-chiller
  • squeaker
  • thriller
  • white knuckle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.