The World Turns To Ice

Sunday, 17 July 2011

A Word and its Meaning

Exosculate: To kiss heartily.
                                           -Nathaniel Bailey's 'Etymological English Dictionary', 1749

In this month in 1439, a kissing prohibition was ordered by the English parliament in order to prevent the further spread of the plague.

I wonder who can drop the word 'exosculate' into the conversation tomorrow!

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