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  • noun Plural form of osculation.


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  • I here fancy osculations, palpitations, and exit Miss Theo, blushing like a rose.

    The Virginians

  • What distressed me a little at first, till I tumbled to the spirit of the thing, was the discovery that the charmer was always a fresh one, and in consequence that these osculations had, so to speak, no matrimonial significance.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914

  • Ewing in admiration of my magnanimity at the time, and a fortnight later of my profound knowledge of women -- for he in his turn witnessed the alien osculations of Fanchette -- cultivated my friendship to the extent of urging me to spend some of the summer recess at his father's country vicarage in Somerset.

    The Belovéd Vagabond

  • There were just a gross of osculations altogether.

    The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems

  • It reminded us of the toe of St. Peter, in the cathedral at Rome, which has been worn smooth by the osculations of devout Christians.

    Round the World

  • I looked upon this question as a particular case of the theory of osculations which I had studied in Legrange's “Fonctions Analytiques.”

    Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men

  • And here, I suppose, follow osculations between the sisters, and mother's knock comes to the door, who has overheard their talk through the wainscot, and calls out, "Children, 'tis time to go to sleep."

    The Virginians

  • The Major she held to be a sort of Bayard among Majors: and as for her son Arthur she worshipped that youth with an ardour which the young scapegrace accepted almost as coolly as the statue of the Saint in Saint Peter's receives the rapturous osculations which the faithful deliver on his toe.

    The History of Pendennis

  • I here fancy osculations, palpitations, and exit Miss Theo, blushing like

    The Virginians

  • It was that last photo of the band switch from Rick Measures 'that I believe he attributed to parasitic osculations that lead me astray. News


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