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osculation

(ŏs″kū-lā′shŭn) [L. osculum, little mouth, kiss]
1. The union of two vessels or structures by their mouths.
2. Kissing.
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The army's early capitulation to Hitler is described as a "feast of osculation.
When the tractor is operating, the saddle forces all axle osculation to take place in the saddle, and all up-and-down motion to be managed by the saddle moving vertically relative to the frame.
However, while the Schumers and Liebermans of this world celebrate FreemanAAEs withdrawal and engage in their enthusiastic osculation of AIPACAAEs obliging hindquarters, they should consider that continued confrontation in the Middle East and drift in U.