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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n osculator someone who kisses
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In literature:

They would not understand our American habit of osculation.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Tish says our vulgar lip-osculation is unknown in the Orient and that they rub noses by way of greeting.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
If osculation is a mark of love, surely Mrs. Mack is the best of mothers.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Then the crowns were removed and kissed by each of the marrying pair, the bridegroom first performing the osculation.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
When the children departed after an orgy of osculation, Jaffery surveyed with a twinkling eye the decorous quartette sitting by the fire.
"Jaffery" by William J. Locke
And still it kept slowly osculating.
"Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know" by Various
He hasn't osculated me once since I came.
"Clover" by Susan Coolidge
Osculant: intermediate in character between two groups or series.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The implant of the osculation was destined for her cheek.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
There were just a gross of osculations altogether.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
The long corridors were merry with affectionate osculations.
"Miss Ashton's New Pupil" by Mrs. S. S. Robbins
Whatever he projected in the nature of an enduring osculation was spoiled as Gladwin dropped the bag to the floor with a crash.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
She had bidden her patroness good morning, asked after her health, and received one of her temperate osculations.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Kind words and the fragrant osculation had already saved him three dollars at his tailor's.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
Brisk osculation after the medicine.
"One Maid's Mischief" by George Manville Fenn
I suppose he was afraid she would have no lips left after such reiterated osculation.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
Out of the Egyptian darkness came the unmistakable sounds of osculation in various parts of the room.
"Excuse Me!" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

But One there is more sage in that Caress,
Raising no mawkish Pennant of Distress,
But when I tip the Osculative Brim
Accepts the Kiss in Silent Thankfulness.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
What mean those marks upon thee, girl?
Those prints of brutal osculation?
Great grief! that lowlife and that churl!
That Telephus abomination!
Can him, O votary of Venus,
Else everything is off between us.
"Jealousy" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

So, you think you know osculation.

In science:

It lies in the osculating plane of the curve.
Quantization of Geometry
Geometrically, this is the order of the associated curve of rank i, i.e., the curve formed by the osculating spaces of dimension i).
Value distribution theoretical properties of the Gauss map of pseudo-algebraic minimal surfaces
F (Y ) is the family of the (r − 2)–dimensional subspaces (r − 1)–osculating a curve.
Homaloidal hypersurfaces and hypersurfaces with vanishing Hessian
The precession period is longer than the orbital period by many orders, and therefore one can first derive the osculating orbital parameters, ignoring the apsidal precession, and only afterward search for variations of ω over a longer timescale.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
Three instances of a curve obtained by choosing q = −1: the pictures on the second row are always enlarged parts of the picture on the first row, where the osculating parabola has been drawn as well at a point where κ achieves a minimum.
Curvature Functionals for Curves in the Equi-Affine Plane
In terms of osculating orbital elements, the previous relation implies that a (1 − e2 ) η 2 is conserved showing that the drag term leads to orbital migration of the companion with respect to the star.
On the Origin of the Eccentricities of Extrasolar Planets
The process depends in general on the (non-)coincidence of various tangents to the branches, the collision line ¯xy (i.e. the tangent to the collision curve), the conic osculating to the collision curve etc.
On the collisions of singular points of complex algebraic plane curves
We prove a theorem on algebraic osculation and we apply our result to the Computer Algebra problem of polynomial factorization.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
These osculation criterions are expressed with residues.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
We introduce here a new method to compute the absolute factorization of sparse bivariate polynomials, which is based on criterions for algebraic osculation in toric varieties.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
If two algebraic curves of fixed degree osculate each other with sufficiently big contact orders on some finite subset, they necessarily have a common component.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
Section 2 is devoted to algebraic osculation.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
We give an explicit formula for the osculation criterions when X is a toric surface in Subsection 2.5.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
In general, such an osculating divisor does not exist and we are interested here to determine the necessary extra conditions.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials
Let X be a smooth projective completion of C2 with a normal crossing boundary ∂X and consider an osculating data (D, γ ) on ∂X . 1.
Algebraic osculation and factorization of sparse polynomials