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Kiss the Gunner’s Daughter (To)

To be flogged on board ship, being tied to the breech of a cannon.

“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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Kiss Hands (To)
Kiss the Book
Kiss the Dust
Kiss the Hare’s Foot (To)
Kiss the Mistress (To)
Kiss the Rod (To)
Kiss behind the Garden Gate (A)
Kiss given to a Poet
Kiss the Gunner’s Daughter (To)
Kiss the Place to make it Well
Kissing the Hand
Kissing the Pope’s Toe
Kissing under the Mistletoe
Kist-vaen (The)
Kist of Whistles (A)
Kit. (Anglo-Saxon, kette, a cist or box [of tools].)