from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of osculum.

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  • n. Plural form of osculum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of osculum.


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  • They are destructive, and the more the worse: [5115] Et quae me perdunt, oscula mille dabat, they are the bane of these miserable lovers.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Brachia, non hederae, neque vincant oscula conchae.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But commonly they omit opportunities, oscula qui sumpsit, &c., they neglect the usual means and times.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Pendet fallax et blanda circa oscula mariti, quem in cruce, si fieri posset, deosculari velit: illius vitam chariorem esse sua jurejurando affirmat: quem certe non redimeret anima catelli si posset.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • From those dear lips methinks — plura sunt oscula quam sententiae — I kiss away thy tears, dove! — they will flow apace when I am gone, then they will dry, and presently these fair eyes will shine on another, as they have beamed on poor George

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • Nay, in the last capital, being, as it were, the cope-stone which our blessed founder placed on the pure and undefiled doctrine which he had enjoined, we are prohibited from offering, even to our sisters and our mothers, the kiss of affection — ut omnium mulierum fugiantur oscula. —


  • It's easy for non-fetishists to sneer about Pavlovian conditioning and let it go at that, but any underwear enthusiast worth his unwholesome giggle can tell you there is much more here-there is a cosmology: of nodes and cusps and points of oscula - tion, mathematical kisses ... singularities!

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • [20] The construction is, αμφιβαλλε μοι το των παρηϊδων σου ορεγμα: that is, _genarum ad oscula porrectionem_.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • 'Cumque tuis sua iunxerunt Nemesisque priorque oscula nec solos destituere rogos.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • From hence all faecal and other matter is discharged through the oscula, the larger openings observed on the surface of the sponge.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887


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