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kiss the gunner's daughter

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  • v. To be flogged or beaten while restrained over a cannon.

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  • "Mackenzie had other punishments, too. He could make an offender kiss the gunner's daughter, for instance, bending him over one of the guns while the bo'sun's mate took a cane to his backside...."
    —Buckner F. Melton, Jr., A Hanging Offense: The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers (New York and London: Free Press, 2003), 71.

    April 26, 2009