Early system on IBM 650. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

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1. To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc. "He . . . Kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack, That at the parting all the church echoed." (Shak)

2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly. "When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees." (Shak)

Origin: OE. Kissen, cussen, AS. Cyssan, fr. Coss a kiss; of uncertain origin; akin to D. Kus, G. Kuss, Icel. Koss.

1. To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.

2. To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly. "Like fire and powder, Which as they kiss consume." (Shak) "Rose, rose and clematis, Trail and twine and clasp and kiss." (Tennyson) Kissing comfit, a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath.

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