Osculatory

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Osculatory Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing. "The osculatory ceremony."
    • Osculatory (Geom) Pertaining to, or having the properties of, an osculatrix; capable of osculation; as, a circle may be osculatory with a curve, at a given point.
    • n Osculatory (R. C. Ch) Same as Pax, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • osculatory Of or pertaining to kissing; kissing.
    • osculatory In geometry, osculating. See osculate, v. t., 2.
    • n osculatory In the Roman Catholic Church, a small tablet in former times kissed by priest and congregation in the mass: same as pax.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Osculatory of or pertaining to kissing:
    • adj Osculatory (geom.) having the same curvature at the point of contact
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. osculatorium,. See Osculate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. osculāri, -ātusosculum, a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os, mouth.

Usage

In literature:

The endlessly osculatory, with their protracted salutations, are sickening.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
Next day, at school, she must listen to an aftermath of gossipy surmise anent the disappointing osculatory hero.
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
Duchess Jean, by her novel osculatory methods, raised the Gordons in four months.
"The Days Before Yesterday" by Lord Frederick Hamilton
Altogether, it was a very osculatory morning for Miss Hugonin.
"The Eagle's Shadow" by James Branch Cabell
But so far the osculatory experiment has proved a dire failure.
"Born Again" by Alfred Lawson
But up to that time we had kept the osculatory incident a profound secret.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
His senses reeled, as under pretence of masking a sneeze he pressed his burning lips to those osculatory crosses.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Fouchette's osculatory performance; but he promptly seized the pursuer by the arm.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
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