from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Kissing (that is, whispered in) the ear.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Ear-nibbling, even ear-kissing, is a rather advanced step for the first pass one makes at a girl.
You have heard of the news abroad; I mean the whisper'd ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments?
And his account of how it goes is -- as we shall see -- one that requires to be looked at with ears, for it contains, what one calls elsewhere in this play, -- ear-kissing arguments.
I mean the whispered ones, for they are yet but ear-kissing arguments?
From The Greatest English Dramatist & Poet, this stood out to me: "For they are yet ear-kissing arguments."