from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The wild form of
Viola tricolor, the pansy. Also called kisses.
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ANTHONY EDWARDS, ACTOR: The fact that these women are having voices and (inaudible), it is a kiss-me great hope for the possibility of what -- what Africa can become.
Blossoms opened, flamboyance on firethorn trees, steelflowers rising blue from the brok and rainplant that cloaked all hills, shy whiteness of kiss-me - never down in the dales.
Marie and her "spy" had discovered the cause, just sixteen brief days after Olly had penned that remarkable letter, with a benediction and a "kiss-me" lozenge at the end, Mrs. Hazard and her maid, Esther Doerner, hied them down and across town until they reached a boarding-house on West Ninth street.
They were above anything like a namby-pamby, soft sighing, do-sweetest, kiss-me style of love.