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Osculation   Listen
noun
Osculation  n.  
1.
The act of kissing; a kiss.
2.
(Geom.) The contact of one curve with another, when the number of consecutive points of the latter through which the former passes suffices for the complete determination of the former curve.






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"Osculation" Quotes from Famous Books



... Cecil?" stretching out a long arm to feel for it. "I am sure a dragon of propriety might trust a loving pair in this wabbly little craft, which an attempt at osculation ...
— Bluebell - A Novel • Mrs. George Croft Huddleston

... face toward the fire, her mouth pouting in a rather inviting fashion. Then it rounded slowly into a sanguine O, which of itself suggested osculation, but in reality stood for "observe!" For the paper Billy had thrown into the fire had fallen under the gas-logs, and ...
— The Eagle's Shadow • James Branch Cabell

... a parasite, used of old in the mystic rites of the Druids, does not grow here, but a species thereof comes from the States, which serves its usual purpose, in spite of all moral reformers and the scientific maxims of the dangers of bacteria (bacteria of love) incurred in and by osculation. Who cares about this kind of danger when under the mistletoe at Christmas—the fun and pleasure of obtaining it or at "blindman's buff," and the pretended wish and effort not to be caught. None of this in Victoria in 1850. How ...
— Some Reminiscences of old Victoria • Edgar Fawcett

... imagine the shocked, contemptuous resentment of a London musical amateur (one of those that arrived at Covent Garden box-office at 6 a.m. the other day to secure a seat for "Salome") at the guffaw of a provincial town confronted by the spectacle and the noise of the famous "Salome" osculation. But the amusement of that same amateur confronted by an uncompromising "Neo-Impressionist" picture amounts to exactly the same guffaw. The guffaw is legal. You may guffaw before Rembrandt (people do!), but in ...
— Books and Persons - Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911 • Arnold Bennett

... touching, contact, contiguity, juxtaposition, osculation, tangency; taction, tact, palpation; dash, sprinkling, soupcon, infusion; animadversion, censure, stricture, reflection, slur. Associated words: tactile, tactility, tactual, palpable, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming



Words linked to "Osculation" :   osculate, French kiss, touching, smooch, smack, kiss, touch, math, mathematics, maths, deep kiss



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