Vocabulary: osculatory – kissy kissy


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: Within days the nation's hero-hungry press had decided that Hobson's osculatory skill matched his military prowess, and sold thousands of newspapers in celebration of it.
Page: 68

Word: osculation n.; osculatory adj.
Definition:
  • The act of kissing; A kiss.
  • Mathematics: A contact, as between two curves or surfaces, at three or more common points.
   Source: The Free Dictionary

Interesting that the ‘mathematical’ definition means the connection of curved surfaces.

I also may ask my wife if she would like to go osculate…

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