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osculum

 [os´ku-lum]
a minute opening.

os·cu·lum

, pl.

os·cu·la

(os'kyū-lŭm, -lă),
A pore or minute opening.
[L. dim. of os, mouth]

osculum

/os·cu·lum/ (os´ku-lum) pl. os´cula   [L.] a small aperture or minute opening.

os·cu·lum

, pl. oscula (os'kyū-lŭm, -lă)
A pore or minute opening.
[L. dim. of os, mouth]

osculum

the large aperture in sponges through which water passes out.

osculum

a small aperture or minute opening.
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O felicia oscula labris impressa lactentis cum inter crebra indicia reptantis infantie verus ex te filius tibi matri alluderet verus ex Patre tibi Dominus imperaret.
Inter profundae laetitiae sonos, Sunt quas amarus flere jubet dolor, Optata non illas salutant Oscula, nec tenerae loqulae.
Hanc quoque Phoebus amat positaque in stipite Aun asi la ama Febo, dextra y posando su diestra en el tronco Sentit adhuc trepidare nouo sub cortice pectus siente todavia temblar su pecho bajo la nueva corteza, Complexusque suis ramos, ut membra, lacertis y abrazando con sus brazos las ramas como si fueran miembros Oscula dat ligno; refugit tamen oscula lignum.
dataque oscula virgo sensit et erubuit timidumque ad lumina lumen attollens pariter cum caelo vidit amantem.
Aemilius Baehrens observed that the passer is a surrogate for Lesbia's absent lover: verba autem in sinu tenere porroque acris incitare morsus facile in animum vocant imaginem amatoris puellae suae iocis blanditiisque in fervida oscula acrisque lusus incitati, passer igitur absentis amasii partes apud Lesbiam explet(8) (`Now the words in sinu tenere and acris incitare morsus easily call to mind the image of the lover excited by the wit and charm of his girl to fervid kisses and spirited play.
flebis et arsuro positum me, Delia, lecto, tristibus et lacrimis oscula mixta dabis.
In Metamorphoses 10, when the ivory statue becomes mortal, we are told she blushes at Pygmalion's kiss: "dataque oscula virgo/sensit et erubuit |The maiden felt the kisses and blushed~" (292-93).
illa quidem primo nullos intellegit ignes nec peccare putat quod saepius oscula iungat, quod sua fraterno circumdet bracchia collo mendacique diu pietatis fallitur umbra.
inquit paucaque laudatae dedit oscula, qualia numquam vera dedisset anus.
the dove's mate quae multo dicitur improbius/ oscula mordenti semper decerpere rostro/ quam quae praecipue multiuola est mulier) might remind us of Catullus' own kisses poems, 5 and 7 and indeed 8 (8.