Slanting kiss

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Hi, can you help me? I can't understand the meaning of the expression "slanting kiss" in this contex:

Being extremely occupied, I dropped a slanting kiss on his nose, and sent him off to look over the place in charge of my two oldest urchins.

It is taken from Dear Enemy by Jean Webster. Thanks in advance.
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    Hello, Miriam. I understand this to be Webster's way of saying that the kiss was not planted squarely on his nose. Instead, it missed its mark and ended up being something less than a full, well-aimed kiss.
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