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 Kiss given to a Poet.Kiss the Place to make it Well. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kiss the Gunner’s Daughter (To)
 
To be flogged on board ship, being tied to the breech of a cannon.   1
        “I was made to kiss the wench that never speaks but when she scolds, and that’s the gunner’s daughter, … Yes, the minister’s son … has the cat’s scratch on his back.”—Sir W Scott: Redgauntlet, chap. xiv.
 


 Kiss given to a Poet.Kiss the Place to make it Well. 

 
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