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noun Osculation
verb To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness
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Stanza 23, fortuitously quoted at the start of the Kissing the Rod extract, is not.
The possibility that some or all of the Ephelia poems may have a male author has also been suggested by Germaine Greer in an unpublished lecture delivered at the University of London on 21 February 1990 and, as the "suspicion that `Ephelia' is a composite of unacknowledged male and female poets," in Kissing the Rod, p.